New resource about offshore energy planning available
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New resource about offshore energy planning available

SANTA CRUZ – The power of ocean waves, tides and winds offers great potential as a source of clean, renewable energy. But, offshore energy development may also conflict with other activities on the often bustling sea, such as shipping, fishing, sailing, military training and marine research. A new resource from California Sea Grant highlights California-relevant … Continue reading

Searching for clues on fish declines in the Delta
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Searching for clues on fish declines in the Delta

Delta Science Fellow Julien Moderan is searching for clues as to why so many pelagic fishes in San Francisco Estuary are declining, despite efforts to protect them. To do so, he is looking at “baby food” for fishes – the tiny, usually microscopic, drifters, known collectively as zooplankton, that are gobbled up by fishes during … Continue reading

CA Sea Grant Welcomes New Communications Specialist
Public Education / Sea Grant News

CA Sea Grant Welcomes New Communications Specialist

The California Sea Grant team at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography grew in July. Caitlin Coomber joined us as the new communications specialist. I spoke to Caitlin about her thoughts on her new role. Tell me a little about your background and what you were doing before Sea Grant. Prior to joining the California Sea Grant team, I served … Continue reading

Katie Fisch accepts position at The Scripps Research Institute
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Katie Fisch accepts position at The Scripps Research Institute

Katie Fisch, a 2011 Delta Science Fellowship recipient, has accepted a research associate position studying human health at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. Her new research project, funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, examines genomic factors that may predispose people to – or protect people from – osteoarthritis and breast … Continue reading

Study: Native oysters in SF Bay
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Study: Native oysters in SF Bay

Andrew Chang, a 2009 Delta Science Fellowship recipient, is currently a postdoctoral researcher with the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. He studies sessile bottom-dwelling invertebrates, such as bivalves, and “squishy things,” such as tunicates and bryozoans. His work focuses on understanding how ecological communities are assembled and affected by … Continue reading