Topic: Department of Marine Science

Seahorse Heads Have a 'No Wake Zone' That's Made for Catching Prey

Nov. 26, 2013

Seahorses are slow, docile creatures, but their heads are perfectly shaped to sneak up and quickly snatch prey, according to marine scientists from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Distinguished Marine Scientist to Lead UT Austin's Marine Science Institute

July 17, 2013

Robert Dickey, a leader in areas of marine natural toxins, chemical contaminants and seafood safety, has been appointed the new director of The University of Texas at Austin's Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) in Port Aransas, Texas, and chair of the Department of Marine Science, both in the College of Natural Sciences. His appointment begins Aug. 5.

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Disappearing Acts: Arctic Ice, Languages, 3D Objects

April 10, 2013
Disappearing Acts: Arctic Ice, Languages, 3D Objects

Professor Ken Dunton talks about the changing arctic in a video picked up by The Atlantic. See the video and read more major media hits by UT researchers.

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Switching to a Power Stroke Enables a Tiny But Important Marine Crustacean to Survive

April 2, 2013

Olympic swimmers aren't the only ones who change their strokes to escape competitors. To escape from the jaws and claws of predators in cold, viscous water, marine copepods switch from a wave-like swimming stroke to big power strokes, a behavior that has now been revealed thanks to 3-D high-speed digital holography.

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Dr. Skip Porter Becomes Acting Director of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Aug. 26, 2011

W. Arthur "Skip" Porter has been named acting director of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) and chair of the Department of Marine Science beginning in September.

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