GSO Assistant Professor Roxanne Beinart was awarded $1.3 million to continue her work in researching deep-sea animals and their bacterial symbionts.Continue reading "Exploring how bacteria and deep-sea life survive together"
The nightly trek of small marine animals from the ocean depths to the surface has been called the largest migration on Earth, and new research led by GSO’s Melissa Omand finds that some zooplankton swim up and down in response to shifts in light due to cloud cover as well.Continue reading "Passing clouds cause some marine animals to make mini-migrations"
In a new study, researchers reveal that given the right food in the right laboratory conditions, microbes collected from sediment as old as 100 million years can revive and multiply, even after laying dormant since large dinosaurs prowled the planet.Continue reading "Deep sea microbes dormant for 100 million years are hungry and ready to multiply"
(24 January 2017 – 20 February 2017) Dr. Melissa Omand, URI oceanography assistant professor, and her graduate student Noah Walcutt are members of the science team aboard the R/V Falkor in the Pacific Ocean. The “Sea to Space Particle Investigation” cruise aims to improve the accuracy of particle size distribution products gathered from satellite and remote-sensing data […]Continue reading "Sea to Space Particle Investigation"