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The Ocean Science Department hosts speakers from external institutions and from UCSC to share their research in 1-hour seminars, currently in both in-person and virtual formats. The seminars are held on Friday’s at 12:00pm in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. When in-person, the location is PSB-260.

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Minke whales are the smallest of the rorqual group of baleen whales, which use a “lunge feeding” strategy to capture large amounts of small prey such as krill. (Image credit: Duke Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing)

Minke whales are as small as a lunge-feeding baleen whale can be

Research on the feeding behavior of Antarctic minke whales found that a smaller whale could not capture enough food to survive using the lunge-feeding strategy of baleen whales.

McKenna Smith: Pursuing biological sciences

Keeley Coastal Scholars Award supports student

Study reveals influence of krill availability on humpback whale pregnancies

Data from Antarctica show more humpback whales get pregnant after years with abundant krill than after years when krill were less plentiful

UCSC researchers win NOAA grants to study climate change patterns in California’s marine sanctuaries

Two UC Santa Cruz researchers will be delving deeper into coastal and climate resiliency efforts within California’s marine sanctuaries as part of two recent grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Ocean scientist Christina Ravelo awarded AGU’s Maurice Ewing Medal

The American Geophysical Union’s Ewing Medal is given annually in recognition of significant original contributions to the ocean sciences.

With Pivot Fellowship, astronomer J. Xavier Prochaska turns to oceanography

A new program from the Simons Foundation supports successful researchers who have a deep interest, curiosity, and drive to make contributions to a new discipline.

Data from elephant seals reveal new features of marine heatwave ‘the Blob’

Instruments carried by migrating elephant seals measured deep warm-water anomalies that lasted much longer than the surface warming.

Reefense project aims to meld biology and engineering in novel structures for coastal protection

UCSC scientists are part of a DARPA-funded team to develop innovative solutions for coral reef restoration in Florida and the Caribbean to protect coastal infrastructure.

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