Topic: Marine Biology

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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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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Watch a live webcast of an ocean expedition

April 16, 2012
Watch a live webcast of an ocean expedition

See shipwrecks, deep sea life and gas seeps in the Gulf of Mexico during an expedition led by University of Texas at Austin scientist Jamie Austin.

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University of Texas Marine Scientists Awarded $5.6 Million for Study of Critical Arctic Environment

Oct. 4, 2011

A team of Arctic researchers led by the University of Texas Marine Science Institute's Ken Dunton will embark on a comprehensive study of the Hanna Shoal ecosystem in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast with a $5.6 million grant from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE).

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Science fiction meets real biology in "Avatar"

June 7, 2011

In the latest installment of Science Study Break, Dr. Misha Matz of the School of Biological Sciences reveals the real science behind the science fiction world of the film "Avatar."

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