National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Is C/N Decoupling Caused by Harmful Algal Blooms in Santa Monica Bay?
It is well known that nutrients in lawn and crop fertilizers, washed into the ocean by rivers, rain and runoff, can trigger some marine algal blooms.
Effects of Ocean Acidification on Olfactory Senses, Swimming Physiology, and Gene Expression in Juvenile Rockfish
This project examines effects of ocean acidification (as simulated by elevating pCO2 levels) on swimming physiology, behavior and gene expression patterns of early post-settlement rockfishes found
Response of Calcified and Fleshy Macroalgae to Warming and Ocean Acidification: From Single Species to Community Interactions
Though researchers generally expect terrestrial plants to grow larger with rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, it is more difficult to predict how marine algae, kelp, and seaweeds may respond
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,