Outreach & Press Highlights

Some of our favorites… 

Selected Highlights:

2-27-19 – Jaskiel and Goss featured on the Association of American Universities homepage for their work on microplastics

2-25-19 – An amazing BU Research write-up on our recent paper in Marine Pollution Bulletin!

2-7-19 – Research On Tap explores relationship between coastal cities, water

11-26-18 Eco Magazine Cover: #DeepCoralsofPIPA


11-21-18 Forbes – My Deep Sea, My Backyard: Empowering Nations to Study the Deep

Q1/2018 ROV Planet, Deep sea exploration gives new insights and discoveries in the largest and deepest UNESCO World Heritage Site

6-25-18 Exploring by the seat of your pants (6 schools in Canada)

6-15-18 Skype with Cottage Lane Elementary School (New Jersey)

2-15-18 Cosmos – Drugs and plastics threatening ocean and human health

1-11-18 Harvard Gazette – For answers on coral conservation, she followed the fish

11-18-17 The Daily Free Press – BU professor dives to depths of Pacific to explore rare coral

11-8-17 Hydro International Magazine – Deep-sea Exploration Leads to New Insight and Discoveries in Pacific Ocean

10/15/17 – Schmidt Ocean Institute / Deep Corals of PIPA Video 1  Video 2  Video 3  Video 4

10-13-17 BU Research – Experts / Rise of the Reef Doctors

8-16-17 EcoRI News – New England’s Only Hard Coral Could Help Determine Extent of Microplastic Pollution


4-10-17 NPR Here and Now – Coral Bleaching Ravages Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

4-9-17 New Scientist – Mass bleaching hits Great Barrier Reef for second year in a row

4-17 Stories Under the Stars, Planet Tales. Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science, Boston 

3-27-17 ABC News Pacific Beat – New marine species discovered off Kiribati in ground-breaking exploration of untouched ocean floor

11/18/16 – Biodiversity for a Livable Climate – Secret Seas: A story of ocean wonder hidden below the oceans surface 

8-22-16 The Weather Channel – ‘Zombie’ Reef Once Thought Dead Comes Back to Life

8-18-16 NPR Here and Now – Once Dying And Bleached, A Pacific Coral Reef Is Blooming Again

8-15-16 New York Times Science Times cover – Giant Coral Reef in Protected Area Shows New Signs of Life

6/16/16 – New England Aquarium IMAX Lecture Series – PIPA Expedition 2016

9-10-15 The Boston Globe – Waiting for El Nino on a remote Pacific reef

11/4/2014 – BBC Earth – Hermit crab house swap video; click here for related blog post

1-6-13 The Boston Globe – Research takes scientist off the beaten path


8/23/12 – AAAS Cutting Edge: The Oceans – New discoveries in the world of corals with Randi Rotjan

4/17/11 – Thoughtcast – Coral reefs, hermit crabs, and tube worms

6/28/10- Simply Science: The Bleaching of Colorful Coral Reefs

4-26-10 Science Daily – Social networking helps hermit crabs find homes

3-22-10 New York Times Science Times cover – Are Aquariums Getting Too Lifelike?

Selected Highlights in Scientific Journals:

4-11-2018 Journal of Open Exploration – My Deep Sea, My Backyard

Nature News 2009 doi:10.1038/news.2009.1163 – Fish tanks ‘threaten Sunshine State sea creatures’

In brief, Nature Reviews Microbiology 2008 6:412 

Selected  Blogs:

4-17-2018 National Geographic OpenExplorers – Kiribati Open Exploration

10-2017 Schmidt Ocean Institute Deep Corals of PIPA Blog 

5-29-10 Nature.com – House of Wisdom – Deep Inside the Red Sea

Rotjan has written over 100 blog posts for the New England Aquarium, on their Global Explorers Blog