National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Molecular Identification of Fish Eggs and Larvae: Enhancing the Value of Icthyoplankton Surveys in Monitoring and Management
Many species of fish eggs are spherical, transparent, about the same size and hence visually (“morphologically”) difficult, if not impossible, to correctly identify.
Modeling Interannual Krill Availability (MIKA) in the Central-Northern California Current, 1990–2009
Krill are a main food for many marine species and, because of this, krill shortages can have a profound effect on certain fishes and seabird chick populations.
Scaling Up Cost-Effective Community Engagement in Coastal Resource Management
Citizen science offers unique opportunities to build public engagement, community capacity, and relevance for science, while addressing major environmental and resource issues in timely, cost-effic
Maximizing the Values of Offshore Aquaculture Development in the Context of Multiple Ocean Uses
The state of California is in the process of establishing a management framework for permitting and regulating open-ocean aquaculture.
Development of Sustainable Tuna Aquaculture in the United States Using Yellowfin Tuna as a Model
Rearing fish during their larval stage is often the most difficult part of developing a new species for culture; however, for yellowfin tuna, this common difficulty is further complicated by the ab
Determining the Genetic and Molecular Bases of Oyster Resistance to an Oyster-killing virus, Ostreid herpesvirus 1
Pacific oysters worldwide have suffered mass mortalities from the oyster herpes virus (Ostreid herpes virus 1).
Statewide High-Resolution Assessment of California Coastal Cliff Erosion and Retreat
In this project, the scientist will lead an effort to measure and map recent coastal cliff erosion and retreat along most of the California coast, using aerial laser survey data collected in 1998,
Spatial Redistribution of Fishing Effort: Identifying Drivers and Testing Model Predictions for Informing Expectations in Marine Spatial Planning
Do marine reserves reduce fishermen’s catches or simply displace where fish are caught? Is “spill-over” real and can it be documented from catch records?
The Spread and Ecological Consequences of the Invasive Seaweed, Sargassum horneri
Sargassum horneri is a large, annual, brown alga native to shallow reefs of Japan and Korea that was first discovered in the eastern Pacific Ocean in Long Beach Harbor in 2003.
The Effect of Sea Otter Re-establishment in Southern California on the Remnant Populations and Recovery of Black Abalone, An Endangered Species
The black abalone is a long-lived intertidal marine snail listed as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act.