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SPECTRA cruise: Summer 2022

What would the trailer look like for a documentary featuring plankton?  UO science journalism, Carmen Sanchez-Reddick, joined us in the northern California current and created immersive photos and audio of the crew.

Mysterious Plankton

What would the trailer look like for a documentary featuring plankton?  UO Journalism student, Jake Bevis, followed us while at sea off the Oregon coast and produced this teaser.

Mammoth Grazers

Mucus mesh grazers are pickier than we thought.  We wrote about it in this review and in The Conversation.  The wonderful illustrations are by artist Caitlyn Webster.

Are Jellyfish Picky Eaters?

Exhibit at the Charleston Marine Life Center featuring research by Samantha Zeman and Keats Conley.

Latticework and Slime

Keats Conley created this video about appendicularians for a session titled "Artisitc Pathways to Scientific Understanding" at the 2015 CERF meeting.  The content is also on exhibit at UO's Charleston Marine Life Museum in Charleston, OR.

Science and the Liberal Arts

Prof. Sutherland's 2016 Clark Honors College commencement address.

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Coordinated Swimming by Siphonophores

Postdoc Kevin Du Clos led this PNAS paper on coordinated swimming by the siphonophore, Nanomia bijuga (Picture shows Physophora hydrostatica).  Our findings are featured at University of Cambridge, New Scientist, Think out loud” on OPB, and Around the O.

Advantages of Multi-Jet Swimming

Our paper on jet-propelled swiming by salp chains was featured on the August cover of the Royal Society Interface.  The work was covered in the New York Times, WIRED and Around the O, as well as in other media outlets.

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MEZCAL Cruise July 2018

The MEZCAL (MEsoZooplankton in the CALifornia current) summer research cruise on the RV Sally Ride was both invigorating and demanding for everyone on the ship.  Read more from Isabella Garcia, summer journalism intern.

'Fire Bodies': Pyrosome Bloom in the Pacific

Members of the lab are studying the droves of pyrosomes off the northwest coast.  Hilarie Sorensen described the bloom during a NOAA cruise blog and the story has been featured on NPR, National Geographic, Around the O and numerous other media outlets.

Jellies of Oregon Pocket Field Guide

Beachgoers and fishers can now identify common jellies along our coast using a Sea Grant-funded pocket field guide.  Illustrations are by Clare Hansen with input from Samantha Zeman.

Inspiration from Multi-jet Organisms

Kelly Sutherland describes research on coordinated swimming by the siphonophore Nanomia bijuga.  This content was also displayed in the "Our Ocean" exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, OR. 

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