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2017 Student Summer Research

A Rutgers University unmanned aerial vehicle search and rescue project, lead by Hugh Roarty, heads to Port Monmouth, NJ to conduct a final drop test. A device created by Jaden Dicopoulos, undergraduate researcher, sits at the bottom of a 3DR Solo drone with the ability to carry and deliver a...

Rutgers University Marine Field Station Outreach 2017

Recently, the Rutgers University Marine Field Station (RUMFS) in Tuckerton, NJ has connected with the public giving them hands-on experience with research, the opportunity to interact with scientists, and teaching them about the estuarine environment.A continuing education course sponsored through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Rutgers drew participants...

Diane Adams – A Celebration of Life

Diane Adams a highly valued faculty member in our Department has recently passed away. She was a great colleague and friend to everyone. A committed scientist and teacher she was active in her research and teaching until very recently. Diane received her B.S. in Aquatic Biology (summa cum laude) from...

As Climate Changes, Southern States Will Suffer More Than Others

The map shows median estimates of economic damage per year in 2080 to 2099 under a high-emissions scenario (RCP8.5). Damage is calculated as a percentage of county G.D.P., factoring in agriculture, mortality, crime, labor productivity, coastal impacts and energy demand. Counties with negative damage (green) are projected to see economic...

The 2017 RIOS Interns have Arrived!

Earlier in June we welcomed this year’s participants in the Research Internships in Ocean Sciences (RIOS) program. RIOS is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, in which students participate in a ten-week internship in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences (DMCS). Students from...

2017 Student Polar Research Symposium

On June 8th, young students gathered at the Cook Student Center for a day of Polar Ice presentations. As a part of the Science Investigations (Sci-I) Project, students from grades 6-9 conduct investigations using real polar data. The project concludes with a poster session, where students present their findings among...

Corals Can Grow “Bones” In Acidic Water

Climate change is a big problem for corals, the colony-forming animals that provide a home to an estimated 25% of marine life. Ocean acidification in particular, caused as the ocean absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, is a grave concern for stony corals, because it makes it harder for the...

Mesohux 2017 Bergen, Norway

Kim Thamatrakoln and Kay Bidle, with some of their students and post docs, as well as scientists from other universities, are currently running a mesocosm experiment at the University of Bergen Marine Station, Norway. Information about the project, the people and updates are on the MesoHux2017 blog: https://fjordphytoplankton.wordpress.com/science-team/ Social media...