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Increasingly Frequent Ocean Heat Waves Trigger Mass Die-Offs of Sealife, and Grief in Marine Scientists
May 1, 2024
Written by Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News

Heat waves recently extended across nearly 30 percent of the world’s oceans, an expanse equivalent to the surface area of North America, Asia, Europe and Africa. (Deutsch mention)

Scientists Warn Global Warming Could Lead to ‘Mass Extinction of Marine Life’
May 31, 2023
Written by John Liang, News Editor at

Scientists are warning that unless greenhouse gas emissions are curbed, marine biodiversity could be on track to plummet to levels not seen since the extinction of the dinosaurs.

In a paper published this week in the journal…

Avoiding ocean mass extinction from climate warming
April 29, 2023
Written by Justin L. Penn, University of Washington, ; Curtis Deutsch, Professor of Geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute

Climate change brings with it the increasing risk of extinction across species and systems. Justin L. Penn and Curtis Deutsch looked at extinction risk for marine species across climate warming and as related to ecophysiological limits.

What can brittle stars tell us about the response of marine species to climate warming?
March 3, 2023
Written by Tom Garlinghouse, for High Meadows Environmental Institute

A recent study conducted on coral reefs along the coast of Panama is helping to shed light on how marine species are impacted by an increasingly warming planet. The results of this study have implications for the diverse marine animals that live in coral reefs and may help scientists better understand the complex dynamic between climate change and ecosystems. (Deutsch mention)

Exploration of open ocean seaweed cultivation selected for inaugural Dean for Research fund for the Sustainability of Our Planet award
Sept. 30, 2022
Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

An exploratory project to investigate the benefits of farming seaweed in the open ocean has been selected for funding from Princeton’s Dean for Research Innovation Fund for the Sustainability of Our Planet.

Unchecked global emissions on track to initiate mass extinction of marine life
April 29, 2022
Written by Liana Wait, for High Meadows Environmental Institute

As greenhouse gas emissions continue to warm the world’s oceans, marine biodiversity could be on track to plummet within the next few centuries to levels not seen since the extinction of the dinosaurs, according to a recent study in the journal Science by Princeton University researchers.

Climate scientist Curtis Deutsch joins Geosciences, High Meadows Environmental Institute faculty
Sept. 7, 2021
Written by Morgan Kelly, High Meadows Environmental Institute

Climate scientist Curtis Deutsch, whose work focuses on understanding interactions between climate and ecosystems, has joined the Princeton faculty as a Professor of Geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute …