Graduate School of Oceanography http://ripr.org en Investigating Rhode Island's Tsunami http://ripr.org/post/investigating-rhode-islands-tsunami <div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Cambria,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size:16pt;">Scientists are still trying to understand what caused ocean levels across the state to fluctuate last month without warning. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:43:24 +0000 Bradley Campbell 18105 at http://ripr.org Investigating Rhode Island's Tsunami URI Trip to Antarctica Yields Microscopic Finds http://ripr.org/post/uri-trip-antarctica-yields-microscopic-finds <p>A professor at the University of Rhode Island just flew back from Antarctica with scientific cargo. Phytoplankton, will be used to study the plant’s resiliency to climate change.</p><p></p><p>Phytoplankton is microscopic plants that float in water near the surface of the Ocean. And a URI professor just hand-delivered fresh samples of the phytoplankton taken from the Southern Ocean to URI. Associate Professor of Oceanography, Tatiana Rynearson, said the samples will help scientists understand the different types of phytoplankton in the ocean.</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:12:01 +0000 Bradley Campbell 17226 at http://ripr.org URI Trip to Antarctica Yields Microscopic Finds