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Stony Brook Students Wield Science on Behalf of Sustainability

Photo above: Algae-scrubber team includes, from left, Christina Giordanella, Elisabeth Van Roijen, Shauna Wright and Associate Professor Kate Aubrecht. From Stony Brook Students Wield Science on Behalf of Sustainability by Glenn Jochum on SBU Happenings, April 16,...

SoMAS Research featured as EOS Research Spotlight

The recent publication by SoMAS alum Shaily Rahman (PhD, 2016) and her advisors, Robert Aller and J. Kirk Cochran: "The Missing Silica Sink: Revisiting the Marine Sedimentary Si Cycle Using Cosmogenic 32Si" published in Global Biogeochemical Cycles 31, 1559 - 1578, is...

SoMAS Professor is Advancing Nobel Prize-Winning Science

From the RFSUNY Annual Report 2016 Dr. Edmund Chang, professor of atmospheric sciences at the Institute of Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University and coleader of a NOAA task force,  investigates...

Peterson Lab Investigates Clam-Seagrass Mutualism in Panama

Diana Chin, a PhD candidate in the Peterson Lab, recently returned from a 14-week visit to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Bocas del Toro research station in Panama. She was investigating mutualism among chemosymbiotic clams and tropical seagrasses as part of her dissertation research, in collaboration with Smithsonian Staff Scientist Dr. Andrew Altieri and assistants Kevin Katcher and William Wied (SoMAS ‘16, B.S. Marine Sciences). Her research was supported by funding from the Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP), part of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and by a STRI Short-Term Fellowship.

Ellen Pikitch Part of Team Studying Marine Fisheries Reform in China

From SoMAS’ Ellen Pikitch Part of Team Studying Marine Fisheries Reform in China on Stony Brook Matters, January 23, 2017 Professor Ellen Pikitch, executive director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at...

SoMAS Graduate Student Helps Develop Tool to Constrain Silicon Cycle

Our understanding of the global silicon (Si) cycle has changed progressively over the past several decades. In the late 1970’s, the silica (SiO2) produced by weathering on the continents and delivered in dissolved form from the world’s rivers to the ocean was thought...

Study Shows Hypoxia and Dispersed Oil May Increase Fish Mortality

From "Study Shows Hypoxia and Dispersed Oil May Increase Fish Mortality" from Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Scientists conducted experiments to determine the effects of hypoxia (reduced oxygen conditions), a seasonal occurrence in the northern Gulf of...

SoMAS research addresses “Sharknado Studies”

The third "Sharknado" film premiers tonight on the SyFy channel, and early reviews suggest a similar level of insanity as has been present in the past two films.  While the film suspends belief in as many scenes as possible, there is some accuracy in the science....

SBU Scientist Returns to Blog from Bahamian Shark Expedition

Demian Chapman, an associate professor in Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and SBU graduate student Mark Bond are leading a scientific research expedition in the Bahamian Shark Sanctuary. The team is conducting groundbreaking...

SBU Scientist Blogs from Bahamian Shark Expedition

Demian Chapman, an assistant professor in Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and SBU graduate student Mark Bond are leading a scientific research expedition in the Bahamian Shark Sanctuary. The team is conducting groundbreaking...

Ambitle Island (Papua New Guinea)

Principle Investigator:  Roy Price See these publications: Distribution, speciation and bioavailability of arsenic in a shallow-water submarine hydrothermal system, Tutum Bay, Ambitle Island, PNG Shallow-water hydrothermal vent systems can introduce large amounts of...

The Strytan Hydrothermal Field (SHF), Eyjafjord, Iceland

Principle Investigator:  Roy Price The Strytan Hydrothermal Field (SHF) is located in Eyjafjord, northern Iceland, exhibits off-axis, alkaline (pH ~ 10), hot (up to 78°C), submarine hydrothermal venting, building a 55 meter high saponite tower. In the context of...

Milos Island, Greece

Principle Investigator:  Roy Price Arsenic (As) is naturally enriched in most terrestrial and marine hydrothermal systems. Its discharge from shallow-sea hydrothermal vents into coastal marine environments can dramatically affect the surrounding ecosystems....

Panarea Island, Italy

Principle Investigator:  Roy Price At the shallow-sea vents off Panarea Island (Italy), hydrothermal venting is manifested as abundant gas and fluid discharge. Vent fluids, pore fluids and gases at three sites were sampled and analyzed for major and minor elements,...

Shallow-sea Hydrothermal Vents

Principle Investigator:  Roy Price The subsurface geochemical processes controlling the composition of discharging hydrothermal fluids are a function of many factors including fluid-mineral equilibria, phase separation, magmatic inputs, mineral precipitation, and...

Bermuda Rise (BaRFlux)

Principal Investigators: David Black, Cindy Lee, Rob Armstrong and Kirk Cochran Funded by NSF Ocean Sciences Division Students Supported: TBA Project Description:The goal of this work is to achieve a better mechanistic understanding of the ocean’s role in the global...

Scientists Estimate More Than 100 Million Sharks Killed Annually

Photo above: Pictured are dried shark fins for sale in Hong Kong. (Credit: Debra Abercrombie). New research featured in the journal Marine Policy estimates a range of between 63 and 273 million sharks killed annually STONY BROOK, NY, March 1, 2013 – The number of...

SoMAS Scientists to Study Impacts of Oil Dispersants on Gulf of Mexico

Among the responses to the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the spraying of more than 1.8 million gallons of the dispersant Corexit 9500 into the waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. The effect of the dispersant is to break up subsurface and surface oil...

The Cariaco Basin Project

Each year, in the spring and again in the fall, SoMAS professors Mary Scranton and Gordon Taylor head for the Caribbean. But their intention is to work, not to play. Since 1995, Scranton and Taylor have been principal investigators on a bi-national,...

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