Jeff Drazen Help Lead Record Breaking Expedition into the Mariana Trench
Jeff Drazen co-lead a team of scientists to the Mariana Trench and found an "active, thriving community of animals, including a new species of the deepest fish ever recorded." This expedition broke several records for deepest living fish, either caught or seen on video.
Ocean Expedition Maps Loihi's Deepest Reaches
Brian Glazer and crew mapped Loihi's deepest reaches more than 16,000 feet below aboard resarch vessel Falkor. This expedition was able to gain more understanding of the Hawaiian Island's youngest volcano and the role submerged volcanoes play in Earth's history.
New Study Reveals Whales as Marine Ecosystem Engineers
Criag Smith co-authored a new journal article published in the Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment that evaluates decades of research on the ecological role of great whales.
Crew Returns With New Data From Loihi Seamont
Brian Glazer and his crew return from their expedition to the Loihi seamount with a plethora of new information about Hawa'i's "new island."
Future Hawaiian Island About to Get Visitors
From June 25th to July 7th Brian Glazer lead an exciting expedition to the Loihi seamont, located near the island of Hawaii. Brian and his team as well as other researchers from the University of Minnasota, IFREMER Centre de Brest, and Woods Hole Oceanographic (WHOI), will survey the seamount's deeper reaches and collect water samples to understand the impact of hydrothermal fluids from Loihi to the Pacific Ocean.
Unusual Sea Creatures Found in the Earth's 'Last Frontier'
Jeff Drazen recently took part in an international expedition that sent an unmanned submarine six miles below the ocean's surfacs to explore the Kermadec Trench near New Zealand. The groundbreaking 30-day expedition provided Jeff and other researchers the opportunity to see amazing places that no one has laid eyes on before. "It's defininately the last fronteir on the plant," said Jeff.
Congratulations Dave Karl and Edward DeLong
Dave Karl and Edward DeLong have been awarded $40 million by the Simons Foundation to lead the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE), making it the largest private foundation gift UH has ever received. SCOPE aims to further our understanding of the microscopic organisms that inhabit every drop of seawater and how those creatures control the movement and exchange energy and nutrients from the surface waters to the deep sea.
Congratulations Dave Karl
David Karl has been named as the first recipient of The Victor and Peggy Brandstrom Pavel Endowed Chair in Ocean and Earth Science and Technology in SOEST. The Pavel Endowed Chair has been established with a $2,080,000 gift. Dave plans to use the large gift "to do pioneering research on the micro-organisms that dominate the biomass of the ocean, provide food for most of the food web, harvest solar energy, degrade pollutants, and maintain half the oxygen that we breathe. Our future is tied to the health of the ocean.”
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