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The pufferfish: unique reproductive behavior and its mystery circle

For the first time ever, we captured and analyzed pufferfish reproduction and parental egg care behavior. Using underwater observations of pufferfish off the coast of Japan, we found systematic behavior of male-territory-visiting polygamy synchronized with the lunar cycle.

Do distant galaxies with super-massive black holes pinpoint galaxy-rich environments?

Extremely luminous galaxies called quasars can be observed over billions of light years away. We expect these massive quasars to be surrounded by many other smaller galaxies, allowing us to find some of the largest structures in the early Universe.

Too Old to Party! Age Differences Explain Social Class Differences in University Friendships

We surveyed 376 first-year undergraduate psychology students, asking them how many friends they had at uni and how much their friends mattered to their identity. We found that working-class students had fewer identity-relevant friends and regarded their friends as being less relevant.
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The Galápagos Islands: A Glimpse into the Future of Our Oceans

A study of Galápagos’ coral reefs provides evidence that reefs exposed to lower pH and higher nutrient levels may be the most affected and least resilient to changes in climate and ocean chemistry.
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NOAA Selects Biscayne Bay for Next Habitat Blueprint Focus Area

NOAA has selected South Florida's Biscayne Bay as one of the next Habitat focus areas for NOAA's Habitat Blueprint. Organizations will come together in order to address marine degradation issues, including the increased presence of phytoplankton in Biscayne Bay.
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Using 'Omics to Enhance Ecosystem Research

AOML is teaming up with NOAA Partners and organizations to enhance ecosystem observation programs by integrating genome-enabled techniques and technologies (i.e., ‘omics) into the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations.