Earth and Oceanographic Science

Pioneering Deep Sea Research by Serrato Marks ’15 Published in Academic Journal

Paper showing how deep sea conditions can be affected by climate change is published in the journal ‘Paleoceanography.’ Serrato Marks is currently enrolled in a PhD program at the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute joint program.

Solving an Earth-Sized Puzzle: Bowdoin Goes to Iceland

Twenty students and four faculty members from the Earth and Oceanographic Science Department trekked to Iceland for ten days early in the summer, where they immersed themselves in field research into the earth, the sea, and the atmosphere — and the connections among them.

The Giant Stairs of Bailey Island: An Evolving Outdoor Classroom

At the narrow end of Bailey’s Island in Harpswell, a series of dark, blocky stones are laid out one on top of another, like a huge staircase leading down to the sea. Known as the Giant Stairs, they’ve long been a favorite destination for Bowdoin scientists and students because they’re a curious anomaly set within the flaky rust-gray metamorphic rock around them.

Peat Bogs That May Contain Important Climate Change Indicators

Phil Camill is part of a research team looking to unearth crucial evidence that could help us understand how fast climate change could progress in the future. The clues could be in the peatlands of northern Canada, formed thousands of years ago.

For First-Years with a Scientific Orientation, Bowdoin Offers Crash Course

The Bowdoin Science Experience is designed to, in just three and a half days, “give [incoming students] a crash course in how this place works,” chemistry lecturer Michael Danahy explained. He oversees the program, which is one of the orientation trip options students can select to kick off their Bowdoin education.

Sam Brody ’92 Shares Houston Flooding Insight on NBC Nightly News

Sam Brody ’92, director of the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores at Texas A&M University, was part of NBC Nightly News coverage of the flooding in Houston, Texas.

Zoe Borenstein ’18 Peers Into History to Better Understand Ocean Acidification

Using clues they detect in the chemical composition of shells — which can indicate how ocean pH, salinity, and water temperatures have changed over time — they are trying to reconstruct the Gulf of Maine’s climate history.

‘Maine’s Most Unique Geological Exhibit’ To Honor Arthur M. Hussey

Director of the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum Barbra Barrett said Hussey “inspired all of us to think bigger, to be better and to collect a lot more rocks.”