Conserving the San Francisco Bay-Delta
Fellowships / Research

Conserving the San Francisco Bay-Delta

The Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Science Program, in partnership with NOAA’s California Sea Grant, recently awarded 10 new Delta Science Fellowships to study priority issues for implementing the council’s long-term management plan for the San Francisco Bay-Delta. Project summaries for the 2013 Delta Science Fellows are listed and described below. How hydrologic and geomorphological processes … Continue reading

Second “sea serpent” carcass was female with cookiecutter shark bites
Public Education / Sea Grant News

Second “sea serpent” carcass was female with cookiecutter shark bites

Two giant, sea serpent-like oarfish have been found dead in Southern California in the last week, and now the question is why? Searching for clues about the rare find, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center scientists on Monday performed a necropsy on the 14-foot specimen that washed up in northern San Diego County on Friday. The … Continue reading

An early, short winter expected for most of California
Public Education

An early, short winter expected for most of California

Meteorologists are predicting an early but short wet season in California this winter, with parts of Northern California potentially seeing above normal snowfall at ski resorts. Southern California may see more precipitation this year, too, but likely not enough to reverse drought conditions. Ken Clark, an expert senior meteorologist with the private firm AccuWeather, is forecasting … Continue reading

California Sea Grant 2013 State Fellows Video Contest Winners Announced
Fellowships / Public Education / Sea Grant News

California Sea Grant 2013 State Fellows Video Contest Winners Announced

California Sea Grant today announced the winners of the What R U Doing? State Fellows Video Contest, with winning topics covering coastal wetlands restoration, ocean acidification, and marine protected areas. Ariadne Reynolds, a state fellow from the South Coast Program, State Coastal Conservancy, took home a $1,000 prize for her first place video, “Restoring Southern … Continue reading