Led by UNH biogeochemical oceanographer Joe Salisbury, a group of 15 scientists is currently aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel Gordon Gunter on a two-leg, 34-day expedition that will help determine how humans are causing changes in the oxygen and carbon dioxide content of oceans, leading to the global acidification of seawater.
Few people feel the sea’s power to giveth —and taketh away — more palpably than the beachfront homeowners of Plum Island, the spit of sand along the Atlantic Ocean in the Massachusetts towns of Newbury and Newburyport.
Photograph by Meghan Hill
Ian Gagnon’s UNH journey has taken him into a high-speed cavitation tunnel, a high-tech research company, an alternative energy startup and to Africa, where he disinfected and fortified wells in two Ugandan communities as a member of the UNH chapter of Engineers Without Borders.
Photo by Tracey Bentley
On Saturday, June 13, a marine biologist and instructional designer from UNH Cooperative Extension will board a plane in Boston and fly 21 hours to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, in Vietnam.
When you think of migrating birds, you likely summon up the classic “vee” of Canada geese, honking as they fly past, but scores of New England bird species make the long trip to the tropics, including many that weigh no more than a triple-A battery.
Photograph by Sam Evans-Brown, NHPR