A Not-So-Fine Kettle of Fish

A fellow at UCSB’s NCEAS and colleagues find that certain fish at sushi restaurants may be mislabeled. That spicy tuna roll you order at your favorite sushi restaurant may not be tuna at all. And the yellowtail? It could be something else entirely. In fact, according to a new study, as much as half of…

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Swarms of Octopus Are Taking Over the Oceans

Something strange is happening to the oceans. As coral reefs wither and fisheries collapse, octopuses are multiplying like mad. As soon as they perceive weakness, they will amass an army and invade the land, too. Read more at http://gizmodo.com/swarms-of-octopus-are-taking-over-the-world-s-oceans-1777790453

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Driving National Communications

Driving National Communications The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected UC Santa Barbara as the site of the first national communications office for the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network. The largest and longest-lived network in the United States that focuses on ecological issues, LTER conducts research that can continue for decades and span huge…

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Coral Reef Winners and Losers

Contrary to the popular research-based assumption that the world’s coral reefs are doomed, a new longitudinal study from UC Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) paints a brighter picture of how corals may fare in the future. – See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/

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