Biology

Physiology of Marine Organisms

Biochemical and physiological mechanisms of adaptation of organisms to the marine environment. Special emphasis is on biological responses to temperature, salinity, carbon dioxide, pH and bicarbonate levels.

Academics

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Paul Ponganis
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

Supports scientific research by providing specimens for study on the taxonomy, evolution, and ecology of benthic invertebrates.

Research programs focus on marine biomedicine and marine drug discovery, with an emphasis on cancer and both infectious and inflammatory diseases.

Studying color and biological light in nature through their various forms and functions.

A marine biology laboratory that studies the role of bioluminescence in marine ecosystems.

Focused on understanding the interactions between light and living organisms.

Biology News

Aug 25, 2020 add description

Acidic Fish Eyes See Better

'Gas-gland' in the head of fish helps boost oxygen to the eyes

Aug 17, 2020 add description

All-Female Science Party aboard R/V Sally Ride Continues 71-year CalCOFI Measurement Series

Researchers honor pioneering astronaut and legacy of iconic science pr...

Jun 19, 2020 add description

Research Highlight: Blue Whales Are Arriving in Southern California Earlier and Earlier

Scientists find that blue whales are timing their migration around the...