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marine life

  • Scientists show that a subset of present coral fauna will likely populate oceans as water temperatures continue to rise

  • Bumphead parrotfish

    Bumphead parrotfish exert both positive and negative effects on coral reef ecosystems

  • UCSB parasitologist Armand Kuris explains his team's findings after the dissection of a portion of an oarfish carcass.
    UCSB parasitologist Armand Kuris explains his team's findings after the dissection of a portion of an oarfish carcass.

    Thought to be the world's largest bony fish, the oarfish is an elusive sea creature. When an 18-foot specimen was found on October 13 by a snorkeler off Catalina, UCSB parasitologists jumped on the chance to examine its tissues. Their findings...

  • Researchers have discovered that the female market squid possesses a pair of rainbow iridescent stripes. These flank a single stripe, which can go from complete transparency to bright white, mimicking the male testis. This may allow the female...

  • Cuttlefish can go from bright red, which means stay away, to zebra-striped, an invitation for mating. A team of Researchers has discovered the mechanism that allows cuttlefish and their fellow cephalopods to activate built-in cellular...

  • A new study by researchers from UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) sheds light on how threats to the world's endangered coral reef ecosystems can be more effectively managed.

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