Trash-loving birds take bite out of wild salmon
Research / Sea Grant News

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 »

Ecologist Mark Carr to give Ricketts Memorial Lecture at sanctuary symposium
Events / Research

Ecologist Mark Carr to give Ricketts Memorial Lecture at sanctuary symposium

Mark Carr, professor of ecology at UC Santa Cruz, will give the Ricketts Memorial Lecture at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s annual symposium, Sanctuary Currents 2013. Carr’s talk, “What would Ed do? Innovations in science and management of kelp forest ecosystems in the 21st century,” will take place on Saturday, April 27, at 2:15 p.m. in … Continue reading »