22 February, 2022The Red Sea Decade Expedition begins!
Why we have been a bit MIA...
To follow along with updates from official channels by OceanX over the coming months, search 'OceanX' on Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook. All images on this article were from Twitter, shared with permission from Dr Mohammed Qurban, National Centre of Wildlife.
21 February, 2022Cell cultures not as stable as you'd think
Cell processes and research reproducibility may be significantly impacted by changes in batch cultures as cells grow. More monitoring and improved procedures are needed. From an article taken from KAUST Discovery about TAJRC Research Scientist Dr Shannon Klein and colleagues.
18 January, 2022The unexpected underwater plant fighting climate change
Once considered the ugly duckling of environmental conservation, seagrass is emerging as a powerful tool for climate action. From drawing down carbon to filtering plastic pollution, marine scientist Carlos M. Duarte details the incredible things this oceanic hero does for our planet -- and shows ingenious ways he and his team are protecting and rebuilding marine life.
27 December, 2021TAJRC "Landmark paper" ranked number 1 in cytogenetic research for 2021
"This ground-breaking review made our list because it calls for a widespread and permanent change in how routine cell culture is done: with careful attention to environmental controls for better scientific reproducibility. Please read and absorb every word of this landmark paper. We couldn’t agree more." - BioSpherix, 2021
03 December, 2021Beneath The Waves... (literally!) with sharks, seagrass and sediments
EXPEDITION ALERT! A collaboration between BTWaves and TAJRC to visit Exuma Sounds, Bahamas, for some seagrass, sediment and shark science!
16 November, 2021To COP26 and back again
In early November, Professor Carlos Duarte participated in several different engagements surrounding COP26: the unveiling of a new car with Extreme E, announcing a UK Blue Carbon project with the Blue Marine Foundation; and discussing seaweed at the UN SDG Pavillion.
14 November, 2021Graduate student Taiba Alamoudi represented KAUST during a marine protection workshop at the Youth Green Summit
The Youth Green Summit is a series of workshops that brings together environmental advocates, scientists, and policy makers. Their aim: to instigate climate action using the Saudi Green Initiative targets (reducing emissions, greening Saudi, and protecting biomes).
27 October, 2021Distinguished Professor Carlos M. Duarte has been appointed Academic with the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences
Distinguished Professor Carlos M. Duarte has been appointed Academic with the Spanish Royal Academy of Science for his seminal contributions to further understanding marine ecosystems and their responses to global change.
29 September, 2021Prof. Carlos Duarte has been honored with the Frontiers of Knowledge Award organized by Fundación BBVA in Spain
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Ecology and Conservation Biology has gone in this twelfth edition to marine biologists Carlos Duarte, Terence Hughes, and Daniel Pauly for “their seminal contributions to our understanding of the world’s oceans, and their efforts to protect and conserve marine biodiversity and oceanic ecosystem services in a rapidly changing world,” in the words of the award citation.
16 September, 2021Quantifying future impacts on coral reefs
Tropical and subtropical coral reefs will increasingly experience bleaching and substantial declines in productivity, calcification and survival within the next two decades under low and intermediate greenhouse gas emission scenarios.
26 May, 2021Sounds of the ocean reveal marine conditions
Ocean noise is increasing in prevalence and scale from human sources such as cargo shipping, seismic blasting, active sonar, pile driving and fishing vessels. The extent to which it is changing the character of the ocean soundscape and impacting marine life and their habitats is a largely understudied and unaddressed area. A multi-institutional meta-study published in Science, in February 2021, "The soundscape of the Anthropocene ocean", documents the adverse effects of this sonic footprint, and presents a path toward solutions in a context of ocean health and sustainable ocean economies.