A number of studies by members of the Vega Thurber lab and collaborators have made it into popular media - even in the most prestigious of news sources: the Colbert Report!
Even Healthy Corals Have Viruses (NSF Science Nation, June 2014)
Inside the world's only underwater research lab (CBS This Morning, November 2013)
Large study shows pollution impact on coral reefs—and offers solution (phys.org, November 2013)
Through the Ice: On the Antarctic seafloor, life thrives in surprising abundance (Terra Magazine, November 2013)
Virus may be causing deadly coral 'white plague' epidemic in Caribbean (NBC News, October 2013)
White Plague Coral Deaths Caused by Viruses (KVAL News, September 2013)
Researchers dive for science (The Daily Barometer, November 2012)
Large algae contributing to coral reef declines (The Statesman Journal, September 2012)
Rebecca Vega Thurber: The coral doctor (The Scientist, August 2009)
Threat Down -- Coral Reefs (The Colbert Report, June 2007)
The lab's work on coral viruses was also featured on NSF's Science Nation!