Trash-loving birds take bite out of wild salmon
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Trash-loving birds take bite out of wild salmon

Birds are taking a bite out of young salmon populations in Central California, and researchers suspect that our trash is the likely root of the avian-predation problem. A new study by California Sea Grant-funded researchers shows that a young steelhead has about a 30-percent chance of being eaten by Western gulls during its transit to sea through creek … Continue reading »

Scripps grad student wins NOAA Fisheries-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population Dynamics
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Scripps grad student wins NOAA Fisheries-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population Dynamics

Lynn Waterhouse, a second-year biological oceanography graduate student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has won a prestigious NOAA Fisheries-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population Dynamics. The competitive federal program funds Ph.D. students studying the population dynamics of living marine resources and quantitative methods for assessing their status. Waterhouse, who already holds master’s degrees … 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 »

NOAA Selects California’s Russian River as Its First Habitat Focus Area
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NOAA Selects California’s Russian River as Its First Habitat Focus Area

SANTA ROSA – Fish habitats, flood control and weather forecasting along California’s Russian River will be getting special attention, as NOAA has selected the Sonoma-Mendocino watershed as its first Habitat Focus Area within its Habitat Blueprint. Habitat Blueprint spotlights the value of habitats to people and wildlife and showcases restoration and science success stories. In … Continue reading »