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OFI mobilizes knowledge by sharing the results of our research through contributions in journals, books, papers and other scientific publications.

Sep 11, 2018 | OFI researchers and staff

The future of ocean governance

The International Ocean Institute, Canada, has produced a collection of essays in honour of Elisabeth Mann Borgese, a preeminent ocean advocate. The collection includes submissions from OFI researchers and management and committee team members.

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Sep 04, 2018 | Sophie St-Hilaire

Using state-space models to predict the abundance of juvenile and adult sea lice on Atlantic salmon

Sea lice are marine parasites affecting salmon farms, and are considered one of the most costly pests of the salmon aquaculture industry. Infestations of sea lice on farms significantly increase opportunities for the parasite to spread in the surrounding ecosystem, making control of this pest a challenging issue for salmon producers. The complexity of controlling sea lice on salmon farms requires frequent monitoring of the abundance of different sea lice stages over time. Industry-based data sets of counts of lice are amenable to multivariate time-series data analyses.

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May 23, 2018 | Amanda Bates

Climate change threatens the world’s marine protected areas

A paper co-authored by OFI researcher — and Memorial University Associate Professor — Amanda Bates, is warning marine protected areas (MPAs) are increasingly at risk from climate change.

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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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