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A collage of marine creatures.
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Harrison Tasoff
Transferable conservation credits could incentivize comprehensive protection the ocean’s diverse habitats and wildlife.

A conservation market could incentivize global ocean protection

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a group of researchers in Bolivia
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Michael Gurven
The Tsimane Health and Life History Project mobile field team, consisting of UCSB anthropologist Michael Gurven, center bottom, and including UCSB undergraduate researcher Tianyu Cao (far right), is composed of several Tsimane anthropologists, a Tsimane health promoter, as well as a Bolivian physician and biochemist.
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A scalloped hammerhead prowls a reef in the Galapagos Marine Reserve, Ecuador.
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Lopazanski et al.
The Galapagos Marine Reserve is one of many marine protected areas around the globe that safeguards biodiversity, cultural heritage and marine resources.
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Auger-Meitner Effect on electron energy loss
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Fangzhou Zhao
The trap-assisted Auger-Meitner effect allows for energy to be transferred to another electron.
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researchers working with Senegalese partners
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UCSB geographer David López-Carr, center left, and Stanford University health and environmental scientist Andrea Lund, center right, working with Senegalese partners
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dune plant and dune fence
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Karina Johnston
Beach bur, a native plant that helped to form dunes on a section of Santa Monica Beach in Los Angeles
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concept of attaching radical molecule to aromatic compound
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Diatoms under the microscope.
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Elif Bayraktar via iStock
Diatoms are one of the largest groups of phytoplankton, which serve as a foundation of the ocean’s food web.
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Illustration of a transmitter assembly, including electronic and photonic integrated circuits
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In this image of the newly developed transmitter assembly, the small, brownish chip on the left is the electronic integrated circuit (EIC), and the larger, black-and-gold chip on the right is the photonic integrated circuit (PIC). The long structure on the left side of the PIC is the modulator, which converts the electrical signal into an optical one. Light gets coupled into and out of the chip through the fibers on the right side of the PIC. Everything is mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB), with gold wire bonds connecting the chips. Data flows from left to right, where the incoming electrical signal gets amplified by the EIC, converted to an optical signal by the PIC, and sent out via fiber to its destination.