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Apr 13, 2018 | Erin Bertrand

Carboxythiazole is a key microbial nutrient currency and critical component of thiamin biosynthesis

Almost all cells require thiamin, vitamin B1 (B1), which is synthesized via the coupling of thiazole and pyrimidine precursors. Here we demonstrate that 5-(2-hydroxyethyl)-4-methyl-1,3-thiazole-2-carboxylic acid (cHET) is a useful in vivo B1 precursor for representatives of ubiquitous marine picoeukaryotic phytoplankton and Escherichia coli – drawing attention to cHET as a valuable exogenous micronutrient for microorganisms with ecological, industrial, and biomedical value.

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Apr 10, 2018 | Eric Oliver

Dangerous ocean heat waves

Heat waves in the ocean are happening more frequently and lasting longer than they did a century ago, concludes an OFI researcher in a study published in Nature Communications.

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Jan 23, 2018 | Jungfang Lin

Hyperspectral absorption and backscattering coefficients

Hyperspectral absorption and backscattering coefficients of bulk water retrieved from a combination of remote-sensing reflectance and attenuation coefficient

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Jan 17, 2018 | Jonathan Fisher

First estimates of Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) local abundances in Arctic waters

Baited remote underwater video cameras were deployed in the Eastern Canadian Arctic, for the purpose of estimating local densities of the long-lived Greenland shark within five deep-water, data-poor regions of interest for fisheries development and marine conservation in Nunavut, Canada.

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Jan 02, 2018 | Marlon Lewis

Estimation of Transmittance of Solar Radiation

Estimation of Transmittance of Solar Radiation in the Visible Domain Based on Remote Sensing: Evaluation of Models Using In Situ Data. OFI Scientific Director, Marlon Lewis, co-authored a paper that appeared in AGU Publications in January 2017.

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Dec 29, 2017 | Youyu Lu et al

Impacts of model resolution on simulation of meso-scale eddies in the Northeast Pacific Ocean

The model simulated meso-scale eddies in the Northeast Pacific Ocean, using two models with nominal horizontal resolutions of 1/12° and 1/36° in latitude/longitude (grid spacing of 7.5 km and 2.5 km), respectively, are presented.

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