Meet Our Researchers

What Rockfish Can Tell Us About Pollution

 

The California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program (CCFRP) is a partnership that brings together marine researchers, management agencies, and local fishers. Together, the communities explore Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), which are sanctioned zones on the California coast with heavy anthropogenic restrictions to protect local marine life. By collaborating with local anglers to survey rockfish near these areas, scientists can further their research communication to advocate for improved fisheries management.

8,000 Fish in 12 Days

With funding from California Sea Grant, the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program (CCFRP) provides an insightful volunteering experience with rockfish.

The Pathways Program

The Pathways Program at the Bodega Marine Laboratory is a unique experience that expands STEM education. Transfer students who complete the program say they feel more emotionally in tune with their peers and their personal goals.

All Eyes on ARG: Bodega Marine Lab’s Best-Kept Secret

What does it take to study the ocean? It’s a lot harder than you might think, considering most marine research happens in a lab instead of the ocean itself. Imagine you are starting a project at Bodega Marine Laboratory (BML) and given only two weeks with limited funding to set up your study and collect all of the data you need to answer your research question. Data collection is an enormous task, but have you ever thought about the time it takes to replicate ocean environments on land?

Unsung heroes of marine science: UC Davis Boating and Diving Safety Team

The heroes of science aren't always those who publish groundbreaking papers; in fact, these heroes don't even publish at all. Yet their contributions are vital for progressing research, particularly in the ocean field. Marine scientists collect data through voyages in the high seas and dives in the deep depths, and scientific boating and diving in these realms can be dangerous, bringing peril to those caught unprepared.

National Safe Boating Week 2022

May 21-27, 2022 is National Safe Boating Week, and the UC Davis Boating Safety Team, based at Bodega Marine Laboratory, wants to help you stay safe on the water this week and every week.

Learn more about what the team has been working on, and explore some of their tips for safe boating below, and don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram for year-round boating safety updates.

The Effects of Stress on Fish: Environmental Physiology

If you’ve ever had the chance to explore a rocky intertidal ecosystem, you may have noticed quickly that all of the “cool,” colorful critters tend to reside in the deeper pool areas that are underwater, even when the surrounding rocks are exposed to the air. When many people go “tidepooling,” they are usually interested in exploring these pools because there typically resides a greater diversity of species. But have you ever wondered why it is that more species live in those pools than on the bare rocks? Or why some species can survive on the bare rocks while others seemingly cannot?