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Exploring the Oceans: 20,000 Colleagues Under the Sea

Fleets of robot submarines will change oceanography. SAILING the seven seas is old hat. The latest trick is to glide them. Sea gliders are small unmanned vessels which are now cruising the briny by the hundred. They use a minuscule amount of power, so they can stay out for months....

Lisa Calvo selected by the NJMEA as this year’s Outstanding Marine Educator

Congratulations Lisa Calvo  on being awarded the New Jersey Marine Education Association's Outstanding Marine Educator of the Year Award!  She recieved the award at the Teach at the Beach 2014  annual professional development workshop held at Stockton College's Campus Center on May 20th for a number of efforts including  linking local NJ...

Lauren Seyler awarded a Fulbright Fellowship

Lauren Seyler, a graduate student in the Graduate Program in Oceanography, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Roscoff, France with Dr. Colomban de Vargas. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between...

Peter Rona, 79, Dies; Explorer Found Hot Springs on Ocean Floor

Peter A. Rona, an oceanographer who dived into the depths of the world’s seas and surprised his peers by discovering vast mounds spewing hot smoke at the bottom of the icy Atlantic, exciting interests in deep-sea mining and the origins of life on earth, died on Feb. 20 in Plainsboro,...

Graduate Assistant Wins Prestigious Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship

Research Assistant Anna Hermes, a master’s of oceanography candidate in the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, was recently selected for the prestigious Knauss Fellowship by the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC). The Knauss Fellowship Program, created in 1979 as a Sea Grant vehicle to match marine science-interested graduate...

Bonnie McCay Receives American Fisheries Society’s 2013 Award of Excellence

Bonnie McCay, professor and graduate certificate director in the Department of Human Ecology, has been selected by the American Fisheries Society (AFS) for its 2013 Award of Excellence. One of AFS’s most prestigious awards, the excellence award is presented for “original and outstanding contributions to fisheries and aquatic biology.” McCay...