Archive for January, 2014

 

Vibrio harveyi and Quorum Sensing

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Vibrio harveyi is a free-living, gram negative bacterium. Vibrio harveyi are capable of causing disease in fish and invertebrates. This particular bacterium is also the cause for the Milky Sea Phenomenon. The Milky Sea Phenomenon is when there are huge areas of bioluminescent or light-emitting bacteria in the water.  It is hypothesized that colonies of […]

What are dolphins really saying?

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People from all over the world are fascinated by whales and dolphins. Is it because of their grace and elegance or their similarities to humans? Nobody will give you one answer, because people are drawn to these marine mammals for many different reasons. As a research assistant at the Marine Mammal Research Lab at the […]

Climate Change Impacts on Coral Reefs

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I came to Hawaii almost two years ago to study marine biology here at UH Manoa. My primary interests have always been on marine mammals, however as a student in science any form of experience in current research was desirable, thus I applied to be an intern for a PhD student at HIMB who was […]

Coral Disease

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Coral reefs are beautiful but provide a great deal more than aesthetically pleasing views. They are the foundations of complex marine food webs and support the many economically essential fisheries that provide food for communities around the world. In addition to supporting important food sources they are also economically important because of the tourism generated […]

Tracking Tiger Sharks

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Aloha, My name is Danny and I am one of the Teaching Assistants for the Marine Ecology & Evolution Lab this Spring. Last week, I along with other members of the Shark Research Team of the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology headed to Maui for the second trip of a two-year study focusing on tiger shark […]

Corals under climate change

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Aloha! Welcome to this year’s BIOL 301L blog. My name is Keisha and I am one of the Teaching Assistants for this year’s Marine Ecology and Evolution Lab. I am currently a Ph. D. student in Zoology in the Coral Reef Ecology Lab (Point Lab) at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology under the advisement […]