Topic: Marine science

Texas May Be Feeding its Red Drum Fish More Than They Need, Say Researchers

Sept. 23, 2013

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Austin, TEXAS  It's not the chicken or the egg, but marine scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have answered a basic question about red drum fish and their eggs that may eventually help save the state of Texas a lot of money in hatcheries management and make fish farming more environmentally friendly.

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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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Researchers Discover a New Way Fish Camouflage Themselves in the Ocean

June 4, 2013

Fish can hide in the open ocean by manipulating how light reflects off their skin, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. The discovery could someday lead to the development of new camouflage materials for use in the ocean, and it overturns 40 years of conventional wisdom about fish camouflage.

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Marine Scientists Awarded Grant to Study Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

Feb. 15, 2012

Marine scientist Deana Erdner is part of an international team of researchers awarded an anticipated five-year, $4 million grant to study the causes of ciguatera fish poisoning, the most common form of algal toxin-induced seafood poisoning in the world.

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Science in the headlamp

Nov. 8, 2011
Jamie Austin (in the burnt orange shirt) stands with the crew of the Exploration Vessel Nautilus in summer 2001.

Institute for Geophysics research scientist Jamie Austin explores the sea with a live global audience. Join his next expedition online.

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