Topic: University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Changes in Coastal Upwelling Linked to Variability in Marine Ecosystem Off California

Sept. 18, 2014

[caption id="attachment_47959" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Common Murre on SE Farallon Island eating an anchovy. Photo: Bryan Black/Univ. of Texas at Austin."]Common Murre with anchovy[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  In findings of relevance to conservationists and the fishing industry, new research links short-term reductions in growth and reproduction of marine animals off the California coast to increasing variability in the strength of coastal upwelling currents currents that supply nutrients to the region's diverse ecosystem.

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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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