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Coral Documentary Draws “Standing-Room Only” Crowd: Support Conservation of Our Ocean Medicine Cabinet

Coral Documentary Draws “Standing-Room Only” Crowd.  Thanks to everyone who made our event possible, including Richard Vevers (CEO of The Ocean Agency and Zara-Louise Cowan (Marine Scientist at…

A report from the 8th Congress on Polyphenols & Health

  I recently had the opportunity to attend the 8th International Congress on Polyphenols and Health in Quebec City, Canada.  This year more than 300 researchers met here…

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Twenty-first century climate change and SAV in the Chesapeake Bay

What does the future hold for the Chesapeake Bay?  We attempted to address part of this question in our new article. Twenty-first century climate change and submerged aquatic…

New Approaches to Fighting Alzheimer’s

The following article was inspired by the Institute for Function Medicine’s 2017 Annual Conference “The Dynamic Brain”.  The aim is to help family, friends, and caregivers of those…

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Introduction to our laboratory

I’m a member of the Biology department and the program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Dickinson College.  I’m also affiliated with the Environmental Studies Department and have held…

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Ocean acidification weakens seagrass defenses

Photograph © David Liittschwager / National Geographic Stock. Chesapeake Bay, USA / Island of Vulcano, Italy.  The world’s oceans absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and slow the pace of…

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Coastal acidification is like beer….

One of our goals is to communicate the difference between “ocean acidification”, a relatively steady drop in ocean pH caused by carbon dioxide absorption form the atmosphere, and…

Congratulations! Senior B&MB major awarded program honors.

Congratulations to Andrew McGowan ’16 who earned B&MB honors for his work on climate change impacts on antimicrobial metabolites in seagrasses.  Andrew’s work showed how natural changes in…

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RustyBug has a bad day.   the sound of an suddenly unhappy bug.  sudden knocking and loss of power. IMG_2797 now without the fan belt.  runs a little stronger. …

Tracking acidification in the coastal zone

AIRBORNE CO2 MONITORING IS ONLINE! One of our goals is to understand an important aspect of climate change called “coastal acidification” and to demonstrate that this process is…

New publication on seagrass responses to high CO2 / low pH conditions

We recently published an article in the journal PLoS ONE entitled “Impacts of Groundwater Discharge at Myora Springs (North Stradbroke Island, Australia) on the Phenolic Metabolism of Eelgrass,…

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Congratulations to our graduating students!

Under the Australian Sun! Congratulations to our three graduating lab members on completing their programs of study and submitting their undergraduate research, Impacts of groundwater discharge at Myora…

Ocean Acidification Report: West Coast Seagrass Studies

This summarizes some interesting, ongoing work on seagrasses and coastal carbon that is similar to what our group is doing in the Mid-Atlantic. Eric Swenson, Editor Brad Warren,…

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A beach bum’s guide to ocean acidification

Baltimore native Jim Meyer is a stand up comedian and freelance writer who wrote this piece about ocean acidification.  While it’s probably not going to get him invited to testify before congress he…

The Real “Hot Tub Time Machine”

Blog readers will already know about the hydrothermal vents along the Italian coastline, some of which vent pure carbon dioxide into the sea at normal temperatures.  In conjunction…

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Virtual poster presentation for OAPI meeting (2013)

Greetings to those attending the Ocean Acidification Principle Investigators Meeting in Washington D.C. This is our virtual ‘poster’ presentation, posted here instead of in print in an effort…