Volume 25 | Number 4 | December 2012
On the Cover: The cover photo was taken from a boat in the early morning hours of December 12, 2011, soon after Kilauea erupted again after an almost 10-month hiatus. Lava began streaming into the ocean two days before this photo was taken. Trying to take a good shot from a small boat, rocking and rolling on high seas close to scorching lava, was a dangerous but rewarding experience for photographer Ilya Raskin of Rutgers University. For more on Hawaii's volcanoes, please see article "Pele's Tears: 'Lava Fingerprinting' Reveals Hawaii Volcanoes' Geochemistry" by Cheryl Lyn Dybas.
REGULAR ISSUE FEATURES
Patterns of Life on the Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Compiling What is Known and Addressing Future Research
By José Angel A. Perez , Eliana dos Santos Alves, Malcolm R. Clark , Odd Aksel Bergstad , Andrey Gebruk, Irene Azevedo Cardoso , and Antonina Rogacheva
Oceanography and Women: Early Challenges
By Enrico Bonatti and Kathleen Crane
Coral Tissue Thickness as a Bioindicator of Mine-Related Turbidity Stress on Coral Reefs at Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
By Sea Rotmann and Séverine Thomas
A New Database to Explore the Findings from Large-Scale Ocean Iron Enrichment Experiments
By Philip W. Boyd , Dorothee C.E. Bakker, and Cynthia Chandler
QUARTERDECK • Introducing Full Electronic Versions of Oceanography
By Ellen S. Kappel
COMMENTARY • Results of a Preliminary Survey on Graduate Training in Professional Skills
By Allison Miller and Melbourne Briscoe
RIPPLE MARKS • Pele's Tears: "Lava Fingerprinting" Reveals Geochemistry of Hawaii's Volcanoes | Ocean Sunfish: Feeding on Jellyfish…or Something Else? | Hottest New Tracking Technique? Radioactivity in the Pacific Ocean
By Cheryl Lyn Dybas
BOOK REVIEW • Ocean Dynamics and the Carbon Cycle: Principles and Mechanisms
By Dennis A. Hansell
BOOK REVIEW • Buoyancy-Driven Flows
By Eckart Meiburg
BOOK REVIEW • The Beach Book: Science of the Shore
By Andrew D. Short
CAREER PROFILES • Options and Insights
Career profiles—Options and insights. 2012. Oceanography 25(4):83–86.
AWARDS • 2012 Jerlov Award: Kendall L. Carder
2012 Jerlov Award: Kendall L. Carder. 2012. Oceanography 25(4):86.
AWARDS • Ocean Optics XXI Conference Student Paper Awards
Ocean Optics XXI Conference Student Paper Awards. 2012. Oceanography 25(4):87.