Ocean Babies On Acid – The Time Machine

In this experiment, scientists create a time machine in the lab to take the ocean babies to the ocean of the future. What happens to the delicate larvae of ocean creatures when they are exposed to increasing acid levels in the ocean?  Stanford University and Bodega Marine Lab scientists conduct an experiment on how acidity […]

Stanford Magazine Cover Story

The Comeback Corals Dan Griffin’s photography illustrates Stanford Magazine’s cover story on coral research on the island of Ofu in American Samoa.  The story, which focuses on how corals might survive global warming, is accompanied by a Microdocs™ video. Download Magazine Layout Robot Tidepools Video Explore the Microdocs series.

Tuna and the Can

How do you protect a fish that crisscrosses oceans? The fishers of Pohnpei Island use the feeding patterns of seabirds to spot tuna. Commercial tuna fishers use a modern version of this method – helicopters. Overfishing puts some tuna populations at risk of collapse. Saving these fish is made more difficult by the great distances […]

Antarctic Minke Whales

In this piece Steve explains a new study disputing post-whaling population for Antarctic Minke Whales. An ongoing debate in the management of Antarctic minke whales concerns whether they are more abundant now than a century ago. Using genetic analysis, scientists project the number of whales that swam in the waters of Antarctica and are testing […]

What’s Killing the Coral?