Chris Jury

I grew up in Michigan, hunting turtles, frogs, and other wonderful, creepy things. In high school I became particularly interested in coral reefs and set up my first reef tank in 2001--a modest 10 gal tank. I soon upgraded that tank and, as they say, the rest is history. I'm currently a Ph.D. candidate in biological oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where I investigate coral calcification and coral responses to global change.

Recent Blog Posts

Hawaiian megatsunamis

Hawaiian megatsunamis

Imagine a wave, a giant wave, rushing inland toward you. Imagine it keeps coming, and coming without any end in sight. You're thinking of a tsunami. Now imagine the wave is more than 1000 ft high (300 m), enough to engulf the bottom 2/3 of the Empire State Building....

Extreme low tide at Coconut Island

Extreme low tide at Coconut Island

The Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (where I perform much of my research as a graduate student) is located on Coconut Island--or Moku o Loe, in the Hawaiian--in Kāne'ohe Bay on the island of O'ahu, HI. The island is surrounded by a wonderful fringing reef with a...

Breakthrough in octopus communication

Breakthrough in octopus communication

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMM4XYteqWI Education researchers at Oregon Sea Grant's Free-Choice Learning Lab, housed at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC), have discovered a way to translate octopus gestures to human speech. This...

Old seagrass…really, really old seagrass

Old seagrass…really, really old seagrass

  Some organisms are able to reproduce asexually through fragmentation. A familiar example is most corals which you can slice, dice, and fricassee and still grow into separate colonies. While this is a common mode of reproduction for many branching corals in...

Hold your breath!

I'm a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and my dissertation work asks questions about how corals react to lower pH (associated with ocean acidification, OA) and higher temperature (associated with climate change). I'm one of several people here...

4Coral Research Group makes a splash in Ohio

4Coral Research Group makes a splash in Ohio

A team of scientists from Ohio State University, the University of Delaware, the University of Georgia, and professional aquarists at Reef Systems Coral Farm, Inc., are busy working to improve our understanding of how corals will react to global change. When one...

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