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COVID changed the schedule of another annual event, but graduate students introduced another way for new and old students alike to share their research.

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This multicore was sent to the seafloor to collect water samples from porewaters and take sediment cores.

A Cruise of Many Firsts

Monday, February 22, 2021

On the morning of November 30, 2020 the R/V Sally Ride of San Diego disembarked for a nine-day cruise in the Pacific Ocean.

An autonomous underwater glider rests securely in its echosounder calibration float aboard the deck of the R/V Hogarth.

Tracing on the mural

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The Art Committee decided to paint its very own mural. In part, we wanted to leave our mark on campus.



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Residents of Mexican coastal towns face a daunting task to try to clear the mounds of sargassum by hand (Credit: Getty Images)

The seaweed swamping the Atlantic Ocean

Thursday, November 19, 2020

A sargassum bloom the width of the Atlantic Ocean caused havoc on beaches, but locals in Mexico and the Caribbean are fast finding ways to turn the seaweed invasion to their advantage.

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Each camper had the chance to explain their design and inspiration, along with giving their plankton a name.

Whatever floats your… plankton?

Have you ever participated in a cardboard boat race or tried to make a boat out of foil hold as much weight as possible? Usually these competitions involve making things float, but what if your goal were to make something sink?