Choose a blog

UNC scientists offer up live video of life under the sea

UNC-Chapel Hill scientists are streaming live video of coral reefs and marine life as part of their work this week at the world's only undersea research lab.

Between now and Wednesday, you can see the video at or below this text.

Chris Martens, William B. Aycock Distinguished Professor of marine sciences, and Niels Lindquist, professor of marine sciences based at the Institute of Marine Sciences, are studying the emerging problem of acidification of the ocean and its effect on coral reefs. Their team includes a postdoctoral researcher, a graduate student and three undergraduates from UNC.

The scientists are at working at Aquarius, a laboratory 63 feet underwater near the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, where scientists can stay for up to 10 days.

The aquanauts blog during missions and post pictures on the Aquarius homepage. Follow them on Twitter, @reefbase.

Live broadcast by Ustream

On a mission to heal the oceans

John Bruno, an associate professor of marine ecology at UNC-Chapel Hill, is at the center of an international debate about the health of the oceans. His findings, published in last month's issue of the journal Science, has sparked news reports and adds to the growing level of alarm. Read more about the Tar Heel of the Week here.

Take a plunge with 'Oceans' on Earth Day

Disneynature's OceansHere's a nice family outing for Earth Day: Disneynature's new film "Oceans" opens in theaters tomorrow.

Cars View All
Find a Car
Jobs View All
Find a Job
Homes View All
Find a Home

Want to post a comment?

In order to join the conversation, you must be a member of Click here to register or to log in.