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Blooms of toxic algae affecting marine animals

Researchers have detected large blooms of toxin-producing algae in Monterey Bay that appear to be poisoning marine mammals and seabirds. Blooms of the algae, which produce a neurotoxin called domoic acid, first appeared in southern California earlier this spring. [More]

New Teacher Center expands partnership

A new $3.8 million grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation ensures that the successful partnership between UCSC's New Teacher Center and the once-troubled Ravenswood City School District will continue. [More]

Supermassive black holes pinpointed

Astronomers have used powerful adaptive optics technology at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii to reveal the precise locations and environments of a pair of supermassive black holes at the center of an ongoing collision between two galaxies 300 million light-years away. [More]