"Five years ago, the Gulf of Alaska warmed to record temperatures, likely due to a sudden acceleration in the melting of Arctic sea ice. Usually a cold southern current flows along California. That year, the warm “blob” spread down the coast and, instead of blocking tropical species from moving north, it served as a balmy welcome to a variety of animals far from home."
BML Director Gary Cherr's research focuses on reproductive biology and environmental toxicology. He became an Aggie in the 1980s, when he enrolled at UC Davis for graduate studies in zoology. His latest research focuses on the effects of nanoparticles on marine life.