Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Media Coverage: Oceans

Our oceans are in crisis. Here’s how technology could save them »

January 11, 2018

Jim Leape discusses the advancements in technology that will help give us new insights regarding the ocean.

By Jim Leape, World Economic Forum

Coverage: Biomonitoring of marine vertebrates in Monterey Bay using eDNA metabarcoding »

December 15, 2017

As ocean animals swim past, they leave behind DNA. Now, scientists have shown these genetic clues can be used as forensic markers to accurately and easily survey marine life in complex deep-water environments.

Fururity, Phys Org, The Scientist

Calif. city with water on 3 sides faces grim future »

December 14, 2017

Katharine Mach discusses "the unevenness of climate change impacts" as sea levels risen and hit Imperial Beach, California.

By Anne C. Mulkern, Climate Wire

Coverage: Physical trade-offs shape the evolution of buoyancy control in sharks »

December 5, 2017

A new study co-authored by Jeremy Goldbogen assesses the body composition of 32 shark species, looking at how buoyancy control is affected by their envirionment.

Science Daily, New Atals, Laboratory Equipment

Can Corals Adapt to Climate Change? »

November 1, 2017

Steve Palumbi study looking into the adaptation of coral in climate change conditions in mentioned.

By Kat Kerlin, UC Davis

Survival of coral reefs depends on pollution cuts: study »

November 1, 2017

Steve Palumbi co-authors a study looking into the adaptation rates of corals and their ability to change and survive.

By AFP News, Yahoo News

Hundreds of humpback whales are massing in a tiny spot of ocean. Here’s why »

October 27, 2017

Mentions study done by David Cade from Hopkins Marine Station

By Elizabeth Pennisi, Science Mag

Inside Ottawa's rush to dispute science before pipeline approvals »

October 16, 2017

Mentions study done by Stephanie J. Green

By Carl Meyer, National Observer

For the Success of Coral Restoration, a Matter of Scale »

September 9, 2017

Steve Palumbi discusses methods to help coral reefs.

By Haniya Rae, Undark

A Beach Town’s Dilemma: Protect Homes or Save the Shore? »

July 21, 2017

Katharine Mach is quoted on the issues arising from the Del Mar walkable beach

By Anne C. Mulkern, Scientific America

Coverage: The Biological Hydraulic System on the Tuna and it's Implications for Mechanics »

July 20, 2017

Barbara Block's research is cited on the use of the Tuna's lymphatic system to control its dorsal and anal fins to navigate the sea.

The Wire, Live Science, Motherboard, Daily Mail & Science News

Bringing the Plight of Coral Reefs to Our Screens »

July 19, 2017

Stephen Palumbi is quoted on coral bleaching and its effects calling it "one of the chief footprints of climate change."

By Ramin Skibba, Inside Science

Plastic to be phased out at major American aquariums »

July 10, 2017

As some of our nation's top aquarium's begin the process of fazing out the use of plastic products Jeff Koseff, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University who studies plastics in the ocean, believes...

By Paul Rogers, The Mercury News

Greenland's summer ocean bloom likely fueled by iron »

July 5, 2017

Kevin Arrigo is quoted on his study on what might be driving the ocean summer bloom in Greenland

By Ker Than, Phys Org

Flu, asteroids pose more danger to humans than sharks, experts say »

June 25, 2017

Study by co-author Fiorenza Micheli is cited, explaining the low risks of shark attacks

By The Associated Press, Newsday

DNA left by ocean animals provides rare glimpse of marine ecosystems »

June 14, 2017

Cites Alexandria Boehm comments on the future of eDNA

By Rob Jordan,

How The Biggest Animal On Earth Got So Big »

May 23, 2017

Jeremy Goldbogen study is cited in link between whale size and ocean dynamics 

By Madeline K. Sofia, NPR

How Virtual Reality Tech Will Help The Environment »

May 9, 2017

Jeremy Bailenson, professor of communication at Stanford University uses VR technology as a way to explain ocean acidification and create an urgency to act

By Robert Bright, The Huffington Post

The Grub Hunter: Seafood bait and switch runs rampant »

April 25, 2017

Mentions work by Steve Palumbi to test veracity of seafood labelling.

By Mike Hale, Monterey Herald

Five myths about oceans »

April 21, 2017

Op-ed coauthored by Steve Palumbi examines myths and mysteries of the sea.

By Steve and Anthony Palumbi, Washington Post