Acidification of the world’s oceans was supposed to be a distant problem — nothing to worry about until some time in the future. But a new study of juvenile Dungeness crab collected off the Pacific Northwest coast shows the crustaceans are vulnerable to conditions that exist right now.
Whales searching for food near California during recent marine heat events became ensnared in fishing gear.
CMSI is so proud of our Associate Director for Academic Programs, Dr. Anne Todgham, for being a new Chancellor’s Fellow.
Off the Northern California coast, there is a crisis beneath the waves. The kelp forest – seaweed that provided habitat and food for much of life in the ocean – is gone, wiped out by an exploding population of purple sea urchins.
Urchinomics and its partner, the UC Davis' Bodega Marine Laboratory, are running a trial designed to develop methods for ranching purple sea urchins for profit, while at the same time addressing the consequences of a nasty ecological chain reaction.
Wildlife conservation sometimes involves eating fewer animal products. But to save California’s kelp forest, a new dish is being added to the menu: purple sea urchin.