Healthy Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
Spawning success raises hopes for endangered white abalone
Researcher Kristin Aquilino’s white abalone facility is not only a fertility clinic and nursery for abalone, but also one of the leading abalone research labs on the West Coast.
Ocean Protection Council awards $9.5 million for marine protected area monitoring
The California Ocean Protection Council approved seven research projects totaling $9.5 million in funding through the Marine Protected Area Monitoring Program.
Evaluating the performance of California’s MPA network through the lens of sandy beach and surf zone ecosystems
Sandy beaches and their associated surf zones are significant components of California’s coastline.
California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program – monitoring and evaluation of California marine protected areas
The California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program (CCRFP) is a diverse partnership of volunteer fishermen, boat captains, scientists, nongovernmental organizations, and charter companies inte
Integrated ocean observing systems for assessing marine protected areas across California
California’s ocean and coast face a variety of environmental stressors that vary considerably over time and space.
Monitoring and evaluation of mid-depth rocky reef ecosystems in the MLPA marine protected area
Rocky reef habitats deeper than 30 meters represent at least 75% of all marine habitats in California state waters by area.
Establishing a statewide baseline and long-term MPA monitoring program for commercial and CPFV fisheries in the state of California
Humans are a key component of California’s ocean and coastal ecosystems, and fishing communities have voiced concern about socioeconomic and recreational impacts related to the establishment of Cal
Monitoring and evaluation of kelp forest ecosystems in the MLPA marine protected area network
Kelp forests and shallow rocky reefs represent some of California’s most iconic nearshore marine ecosystems. They support ecologically, economically, and culturally important native species.
Assessment of rocky intertidal habitats for the California marine protected area monitoring program
California’s rocky intertidal habitats are rare, covering around five square miles statewide, but highly important to the state in terms of biodiversity, and recreational, cultural and economic val
California Sea Grant Extension
This publication highlights impacts from the California Sea Grant Extension Program. The program specializes in applied research designed to supply information to meet specific state information an