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Brandon Quintana sitting on the beach

From backyard sharks to championing coastal communities

State Fellow Brandon Quintana’s passion combines environmental science and social equity

UCSB students

Undergrad mentorship programs diversify marine sciences

Eight California Sea Grant-funded programs offer support to young researchers

Fish in Marine Protected Area

Tying together California’s marine laws

Research examines how marine protected areas impact management plans

Floooding in King Salmon

Hearing from Californians on the front lines of climate change

A new paper gives voice to the residents of King Salmon — California’s community hardest hit by rising seas

Will Geiken talking to Estuary Youth

Balancing conservation and human and conservation needs in the San Francisco Estuary

State Fellow Will Geiken spent a year helping to coordinate efforts to safeguard this vital ecosystem

Domoic acid

Clarifying the causes of blooms

Contrary to the expectations, ocean acidification may not prompt the production of toxic domoic acid

Washington, D.C.

Knauss fellow embraces the wider ocean view

De'Marcus Robinson explores policy at the Council on Environmental Quality

Rachael Ryan standing in a creek

Resilient coho are MacGyvering their way through the drought

A graduate student finds hope for the endangered species in an unexpected place: their earstones

Spiny lobster

Scrutinizing the spiny lobster

Research reveals a more complex portrait of a key commercial species

Fish larva in the archive

A detective story in the larval archives

Erica Mason dove back into the biological archives to better understand California’s bass

Two people outplanting baby oysters

Wild Olympia baby oysters are back in Elkhorn Slough

Researchers celebrate the success of a pioneering conservation aquaculture project

Lamprey sucking on a rock

Endangered ecosystem guardians: Two potential new lamprey species discovered

Reviled as bloodsuckers and diminished in numbers, lampreys cultivate river ecosystems

People sitting around a table

A Boost For Aquaculture: Tools To Identify Suitable Sites for Farming Seafood

For those looking to launch an ocean-based aquaculture project, finding both available and suitable space to safely farm seafood can be a daunting challenge, especially in densely populated locations like Southern California


It’s easy to spot a fish — but not so easy to track its spawning

Research supported by California Sea Grant and the Ocean Protection Council homes in on spawning behaviors

2024 State Fellows

California Sea Grant welcomes new 2024 class of state fellows

The year-long fellowship offers hands-on training related to policy and management of marine, coastal and watershed resources.

PIER researchers catching swordfish

Rewriting Pacific swordfish boundaries

A new, comprehensive dataset clarifies where swordfish travel — which has reworked international management plans