Researchers Kirsten Gilardi and Jennifer Renzullo of the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center are working to recover lost crab gear from Morro Bay to Crescent City. With the support of a Collaborative Fisheries Research West grant, the researchers recruited for and developed a community-based, fishermen-led gear removal program.
New research shows that salinity plays a major role in salt marsh grass’s response to insect grazing.
“Through my fellowship, I had the opportunity to participate in a great example of California’s support for citizen science – Reef Check California – that showed me how it is possible to give ocean-minded citizens a stake in how we manage our ocean.” – Liz Parissenti, CA Sea Grant State Fellow
“This transition from a marine system to an estuarine/freshwater one was not as difficult as I had initially thought, and it’s been more rewarding then I had ever imagined.” – Jenny Bigman, CA Sea Grant State Fellow
California Sea Grant announced the hiring of Deborah Seiler as communications coordinator. She will be responsible for science writing, program and research reporting, and the development of communications strategies to advance the Sea Grant mission.
“I’m a scientist, and I learned that I’m not the most effective messenger. People don’t trust scientists (or politicians) these days to tell them about climate change.” – Mary Matella, CA Sea Grant State Fellow
“Through my fellowship, I’ve found my mountain and it’s called Sacramento. While it has been a bit of a steep learning curve, I’ve embraced the challenge and have already gained an immense amount of knowledge regarding aquaculture, regulations, and the permitting process.” – Nicole Bobco, CA Sea Grant State Fellow
California Sea Grant Extension Specialists use research as a tool to conduct outreach and provide reliable technical and science‐based information to residents to address local needs. California Sea Grant Extension Specialist Theresa Talley and University of San Diego professor Dr. Adina Batnitzky conducted a feasibility study to determine demand for a dockside fish market in …