News

Dr. Fred T. Mackenzie, In Memoriam

01 Feb 2024
Fred MacKenzie

With sadness, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences has received news of the passing of Life Trustee, Dr. Fred T. Mackenzie.

Read More

Canary in the Coal Mine: How One Small Island Became the Face of Bermuda’s Changing Climate

22 Jan 2024

Charles Island is one of a group of small, uninhabited islands that form a broken chain across the southern side of Castle Harbour. At least, for now it is one island — pretty soon it is likely to be two.

Read More

Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda is warmer and more acidic than ever, 40 years of observation show

15 Dec 2023

Oceans are constantly changing. These changes don’t only affect marine life but also have wide-reaching consequences for land dwellers. To document them, monitoring stations in the North Atlantic Ocean have been active for decades. Now, researchers have reported on the latest changes, showing that compared to 40 years ago, the ocean near the island of Bermuda is warmer, saltier, more acidic, and has lost oxygen. Long-term monitoring can provide information about existential challenges societies will face in the near future, the researchers said.

Read More

New Collaborative Rhizaria Research Project Underway

12 Dec 2023

Researchers are seeking to fill the gaps of knowledge through a new three-year National Science Foundation-funded study about the role of Rhizaria in global geochemical cycling

Read More

CedarBridge Academy Senior School Students Dive into the World of Zooplankton and Food Webs Through Signature Learning Partnership

10 Dec 2023

Successful Signature Discovery Days event guides career exploration for students with community and business support

Read More

ENCORE – A Step on the Path Toward More Resilient Corals

26 Oct 2023

The ENCORE project (Enhancing Coral Resilience Against Climate Warming) at ASU BIOS is adding to scientific knowledge about how human intervention might give corals a leg up in their struggle to succeed in warmer waters

Read More

ASU BIOS Hosts an Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Impacts of Increased Wildfires on the Ocean and other Earth Systems

26 Oct 2023
SOLAS FLARE workshop

Scientists, artists, and communicators gathered to share ideas and plan future efforts to improve the understanding of wildfires and their impacts on oceans and other global environments, including society during a workshop

Read More

Discovery of a New Calcifying Phytoplankton Species off Bermuda

25 Oct 2023
newly described coccolithophore species

Researchers’ discovery bolsters scientific record indicating global distribution of coccolithophore species now formally described as Calciopappus curvus

Read More

BIOS-SCOPE Scientists Reflect on the Project’s Success – and Look Ahead to its Future

31 Aug 2023
BIOS-SCOPE group photo

On the eve of the program’s eleventh cruise – with 18 scientists and two marine science technicians on board, Currents spoke with BIOS-SCOPE Co-Principal Investigators Craig Carlson and Stephen Giovannoni and Investigator Rachel Parsons about the project’s past, present and future.

Read More

Illuminating Effects of Mesoscale Eddies on Coral Reefs

31 Aug 2023
Bios-resort instrument

Research project investigates the contemporary and historic effects of eddies on coral metabolism and growth

Read More