Worldwide, coral reefs are in crisis. A new study in mSystems, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology, investigates antibiotic-induced disturbance of the coral (Astrangia poculata) and shows that antibiotic exposure significantly altered the composition of the coral’s mucus bacterial microbiome, but that all the treated corals recovered in two weeks in ambient seawater. The work is important because it suggests that stony Northern Star Coral may be able to recover its mucus microbiome following disturbance, it identifies specific microbes that may be important to assembly, and it demonstrates that algal symbionts may play a previously undocumented role in the microbial recovery and resilience to environmental change.Read More
Kelly Drinnen, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, Galveston, TX Sponsored by: NOAA & Woods Hole Sea Grant This will…Read More
Hilde Oliver, WHOI Sponsored by: AOP&E Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85882575533?pwd=b2dYOVFlclJPYnlsY3NhZGpleXBtUT09 Meeting ID: 858 8257 5533; Password: 2296Audio-only…Read More
Joshua Russell, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Juneau, AK Sponsored by: NOAA & Woods Hole Sea Grant This will…Read More
Captured by the researchers and crew of Atlantis from HOV Alvin with artist Mel O’Callaghan during the 2018 UNOLS cruise.Read More
Dannise Ruiz, University of California, Merced Sponsored by: Biology Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/94244480622?pwd=RFNHdEwvcEJtRkhFZXFINjlRaDlUUT09…Read More
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Manoela Romano de Orte, Carnegie Institution for Science Sponsored by: MC&G Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom Meeting…Read More
Scientists have discovered bacteria from the deep sea with components that are unrecognizable by the human immune system and may hold important properties in the development of cancer treatments and vaccines, according to a collaborative study published in Science Immunology.
Theresa Rueger, Boston University Sponsored by: Biology Department This will be held virtually. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87126683291Read More
Pam Goddard, Vanessa Lowe, Rachel Wilborn, Pat Malecha, and Jerry Hoff, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle Sponsored by:…Read More
Kelly Heber Dunning, Auburn University Sponsored by: Marine Policy Center This will be held virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/95141281254?pwd=b1BFY3VFa1hhVUZyMnJ0NnBNcS82dz09 Meeting…Read More
Craig Kastelle, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle Sponsored by: NOAA and Woods Hole Sea Grant This will be…Read More
“North Atlantic right whales face a serious risk of extinction, but there is hope if we can work together on solutions. Trauma reduction measures and applying new tools to assess their health are critically important to enhance the welfare of individual whales. If we can reduce the number of deaths, and successfully improve their health (and increase their) reproduction, the current decline in population can be reversed,” says lead study author Michael Moore, a whale trauma specialist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
North Atlantic right whales are critically endangered and declining. Climate change, vessel strikes, entanglements and noise engender poor health and reproductive failure, and are major threats to individuals and the species. Trauma reduction measures and applying new tools to assess and enhance their health, are critically important.Read More
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Erin Moreland, Cynthia Christman, and Heather Ziel, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA Sponsored by: NOAA and…Read More
Since Charles Darwin’s day, the abundance of life on coral reefs has been puzzling, given that most oceanic surface waters in the tropics are low in nutrients and unproductive.
The scientists believe that this offshore energy may be entering the food web through lower-level plankton feeding fish that the groupers are then feeding on. This is likely to be supported by inputs of nutrient-rich deep water, which are little understood.