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A white polka dot coral reef

The last two summers in Hawaii were hot, hot, hot. Our temperature loggers in the water reached temperatures of over 32˚C (over 90˚F!) on the reef crest. Many of the corals we study were clearly stressed and bleached - they lost their algal symbionts which usually give them a golden...

Rachel Gula

I grew up in a small town in the Chaparral just east of San Diego, exploring places like the tide pools, Torrey Pines State Park (lovely ocean vistas and beaches), and SeaWorld. Though interested in marine science, I headed towards medical school during my three years at Houghton College in...

Rutgers 250: NJAES All-Star Variety of the Month – ‘Triploid’ Oyster

The oyster breeding program at Rutgers University has conducted over a century of cutting-edge scientific research to overcome challenges to the industry from the devastating effects of over-fishing, diseases, and climate change. Professor Ximing Guo explains his research and vision. Throughout Rutgers’ yearlong celebration of its 250th anniversary (November 2015...

The 2016 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...

Annual Field Station 2016 Open House

On Saturday April 30th, the Rutgers University Marine Field Station (RUMFS) in Tuckerton, NJ opened its doors and held an Open House for the public to come explore and learn about current marine science research, as well as the flora and fauna of our local estuary and marsh system of...

Joseph Caracappa

From my early roots in suburban New Jersey, it wasn’t until my family moved to the quiet, rural country in southern New Hampshire that I discovered my love of nature. This change of scenery helped foster a conservation mindset and an appreciation of the services healthy ecosystems provide human communities....

Rutgers Scientists Help Create World’s Largest Coral Gene Database

‘Genetic toolkit’ will help shed light on which species survive climate change Coral reefs – stunning, critical habitats for an enormous array of prized fish and other species – have survived five major extinction events over the last 250 million years. Now, an international team of scientists led by Rutgers...

Congratulations Class of 2016!

On May 15th, friends and families came to Piscataway to celebrate the graduation ceremony of the Rutgers Class of 2016 where President Obama gave the commencement address. The Department would especially like to congratulate the following graduate students who earned advanced degrees and seniors who earned degrees from the Oceanography/Marine...