National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Assessing the Robustness of the Salmon Stock Assessment Process via a Life History Simulator
Stock assessments are based on many assumptions about a species’ life history characteristics and population dynamics.
Modeling the Effects of Interspecies Facilitation on Recruitment Success and Population Stability in Dwarf Rockfishes (Sebastes spp.)
This project seeks to clarify the conditions under which predator-prey relationships and interspecies competition should be included in fisheries models.
Development of Novel Stock Assessment Methods for Market Squid (Doryteuthis opalescens)
The California market squid is the state’s most valuable fishery, worth an estimated $56 million ex-vessel in 2009, compared with a combined $96 million for all other fisheries that year.
Exploiting Marine Actinomycete Diversity for Natural Product Discovery
Significant progress has been made in understanding the evolution of secondary metabolite genes associated with a group of pharmaceutically promising marine bacteria known as MAR4, collected off th
Paradigm or Paradox: Can We Attribute Species Changes to Global Climate Change in Light of Decreasing Water Temperatures in Central California?
Overall and since the late 1970s, there has been a warming of upper waters of the California Current off California, a decline in its biological productivity (i.e., phytoplankton abundance), and an
Development of Proxies to Evaluate pH and Oxygen Exposures
The working hypothesis of this project is that low pH/low oxygen conditions generate distinctive chemical signatures in the carbonate structures of marine invertebrates and thus can be used as prox
Climate Change and the Phenology of Plankton and Fish Production in the California Current
Since 1950, the average surface water temperature at the Scripps Pier in La Jolla has risen by about 3 degrees.
Minimizing the Use of Fishmeal and Fish Oil in the Diet of California Yellowtail, Seriola lalandi—A Top Candidate for Offshore Aquaculture
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute is partnering with the USDA, University of Idaho and Universidad Autónoma de Baja California to develop fish feeds with little or no fish protein and fish oil.
Understanding Roles of Competing Bacterial Endosymbionts in Abalone Health, Management and Restoration
Several years ago, a new rickettsia-like organism (RLO) was observed in the tissues of farmed abalone.
Estimating the Impact of Invasive Spartina densiflora on Primary Productivity in Humboldt Bay
Four species of non-native Spartina, commonly called “cordgrass,” are found along the West Coast of the United States and Canada.