marine science

Large Stretches of Coral Reefs Can Be Rehabilitated

September 27, 2018
Even after being severely damaged by blast fishing and coral mining, coral reefs can be rehabilitated over large scales. In a new study, researchers installed 11,000 small, hexagonal structures called “spiders” across 5 acres of reef in the center of Indonesia’s Coral Triangle.

Elastic Slingshot Powers Snipefish Feeding

July 19, 2018
A recent study by UC Davis graduate student Sarah Longo shows that snipefish feed with an elastic-boosted head flick at almost unprecedented speed.

Sea Change

UC Davis Explores the Future of Ocean Acidification by David Slipher Beneath the sapphire waters of the Pacific shoreline, a pervasive threat to marine life grows. Human-produced carbon dioxide is altering the chemistry of the sea.