A study published in a recent issue of Nature Geoscience looks at the impacts of historic glacial events, called Heinrich events, on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Ciculation (AMOC) by investigating oxygen isotopes in the shells of benthic foraminifera.
In a recent paper published in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, a group of researchers led by T.M. Marchitto (University of Colorado, Boulder), and including BIOS Director Bill Curry, studied benthic foraminifera in order to develop improved calibrations between temperature and oxygen isotopes.
Over the last five years, BIOS has welcomed thousands of primary students through its doors to participate in the Explorer Program. Part of BIOS’s year long Ocean Academy, the program offers students and teachers an opportunity to learn about local issues through a variety of hands-on lessons and activities.
For this year's PartnerRe “Dollars for Hours: Youth & Community in Partnership” program, students from the Berkeley Institute eagerly undertook a new type of community project with BIOS: the development—from script to post production—of a virtual tour of the BIOS station, educational facilities, and laboratories.