In a shipment of rocks from about 10,000 feet deep in the Pacific Ocean, University of Rhode Island’s Marine Geological Samples Laboratory discovered a fossil of a shark tooth, which has since been identified as belonging to an ancient megalodon.Continue reading "Massive shark tooth discovered in samples from Pacific Ocean floor"
Kristina Walowski, Ph.D. from Western Washington University presents at GSO’s Marine Chemistry, Geology and Geophysics Lecture Series with her lecture titled “Boron recycling in the mantle: Evidence from a global comparison of ocean island basalts.”Continue reading "GSO Marine Chemistry, Geology and Geophysics Lecture Series: Kristina Walowski, Ph.D."
Adam Soule is not only a new professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, he is set to lead one of the largest research initiatives in the University’s history.Continue reading "New URI oceanography professor to manage $94 million ocean exploration institute"
GSO graduate Kira L. Homola describes her research on deep sea carbon at GSO and the activities and interests that brought her to GSO.Continue reading "GSO Profiles-GSO Graduate Kira L. Homola"
Highly efficient archaea, called Thaumarchaea, out-survive bacteria in the energy-poor, oxygen-containing sediments beneath the deep sea. These Thaumarchaea consume bits of proteins from dead cells to build their own biomass and also to obtain energy.Continue reading "The archaea are winning in energy-poor, oxygen-containing deep-sea sediments"
How about opportunities to explore different aspects of geoscience? Ask Allyson Murray and Whitney Marshall who are spending ten weeks at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography as Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in Oceanography (SURFO). Allyson is a rising senior in Geology and Marine Science at Stockton University. She is working in […]Continue reading "Meet the SURFOs: Allyson Murray and Whitney Marshall"
Surprising find plays critical role in movement, melting of Pine Island Glacier.Continue reading "Researchers discover volcanic heat source under major Antarctic glacier"
Nature – GSO professor Matt Wei quoted Interesting EngineeringContinue reading "Radar shows N. Korea’s nuclear test moved a mountain"
Corn syrup gets a bad rap from nutritionists for adding on the pounds, but University of Rhode Island researchers are using the gooey stuff to help solve Earth’s evolution.Continue reading "URI oceanography student uses corn syrup to study Earth’s evolution"
The New York Times — GSO graduate students Loes van Dam and Tucker Sylvia’s research profiled WLNE-TV ABC Channel 6 WJAR-TV NBC Channel 10 Other news outlets that ran the Associated Press story today include: The Miami Herald U.S. News & World Report Danbury News-Times Racine Journal Times WRAL-TV CBS-5 ABCNewsgo.com Corvallis Gazette-Times Fort Worth Star […]Continue reading "Sweet science: Corn syrup aids research on Earth’s origins"