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Commercial fisherman Pete Halmay in front of his boat.

‘Everybody thinks the ocean is limitless’

Fisherman Pete Halmay believes that both science and experience play a role in sustaining local fisheries. As told to Ute Eberle.

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The story in the data

Marine science interns turn to storytelling to clarify the numbers behind hypoxia in California

Fish in water.

Press Release: Can genetic rescue be used as a tool to save endangered species?

Researchers from UC Berkeley, NOAA and California Sea Grant say the technique is being used to bolster California’s endangered coho salmon.

Trash/litter around gutter.

A New $298,000 Grant Will Help Engage Underserved Communities in Efforts to Reduce Marine Debris Pollution

Vulnerable communities are often impacted the most by trash that can become marine debris

People in an agricultural field.

A $2.7 Million Funding Award Aims For End-of-Life Solutions For Plastics Used By Growers Along California’s Central Coast

Millions of pounds of plastics are used on coastal farm fields each year; a new funding award will help researchers to find ways of keeping it out of nearby streams and the ocean

Pamela Tom portrait.

Q&A with former California Sea Grant Seafood Specialist Pamela Tom

Part of a special series celebrating California Sea Grant's 50th anniversary

A view from the cliffs of the rocky coastline of Greyhound Rock State Marine Conservation Area.

California Sea Grant’s Role in Creating the MPA Network

The state’s unique network of marine protected areas extends for over a thousand miles and protects California’s coastal and marine ecosystems holistically

A bird overlooking the San Diego Estuary

Symposium connects science and management in Southern California’s wetlands

The San Diego Estuaries Research Symposium offered a look at innovative wetland research

An ecosystem of the pacific ocean is visible during low tide in Pismo Beach with rocks, tide pools, grass and a person walking their dog on the sandy beach.

Researchers are studying how oyster reefs and eelgrass can fight coastal erosion in California

Living shorelines can help combat erosion caused by sea level rise. A new study investigates what approaches work best.

Meliza Le Alvaredo headshot

California Sea Grant Welcomes Binational Climate Fellow

Through a new fellowship, Meliza Le Alvarado will improve access to coastal resilience science for communities around the San Diego-Northern Baja California region.

Cloudy blue water rushes through rocks in the Trinity River as the evening sunlight shines on a section of evergreen trees lining the rocky river bed.

Pathogen-Resistant Salmon Stock May Signal Hope For The Upper Klamath River

Graduate Research Fellow Leah Mellinger finds promising results in the effort to restock the Upper Klamath River

Four volunteers in neon yellow safety vests dig through the sand with their hands at the edge of the ocean as the water of crashing waves retreats back.

Beach loss through sea level rise will affect underserved communities the most

A new study shows that equitable coastal access might become another victim of climate change – unless we plan proactively

A photo taken from the beach facing the ocean shows the sand leading into the waterand a blue highlighted box outlines a section of the ocean in the waves that identifies a ripcurrent in the water.

Researchers awarded $150,000 to develop RipFinder app

A new funding award will help warn ocean swimmers of dangerous rip currents before they enter the water

A hand shows the orange snail-like body, eyes and mouth of an endangered white abalone wiggling out of its shell.

How 50 years of California Sea Grant research kept abalone on the menu

Despite challenges brought by invasive pests and disease, California’s abalone are still hanging on.

The Dutch Slough Restoration project, implemented by the California Department of Water Resources, is one of several projects meant to restore degraded Delta ecosystems

Locals to weigh in on San Francisco Bay Delta restoration

Amid expansive efforts to restore Delta ecosystems, one thing has been missing: a sense of what local residents think

A map of coastal California displaying the approximate location of two deep-water DDT+ disposal sites (labeled 1 and 2), the established U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site near Palos Verdes, CA (solid red), and 12 other deep-water disposal sites in Southern California.

Sea Grant releases Deep Ocean DDT+ report

The report details urgent research needs to address the deep ocean DDT contamination off the Southern California coast.

A collage of headshots of the 27 state fellows in the 2023 cohort

California Sea Grant welcomes new class of state fellows

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

A highway along the California coast.

California Sea Grant releases new 2024-27 strategic plan

The plan guides the investment in research grants and funding, education, communications and extension activities, which includes applied research and community engagement in key focus areas.

Russian River with low water flow.

Droughts are Shifting Migration Patterns in Already Endangered Russian River Coho Salmon

Lower flows and warming water temperatures are creating a potentially deadly timing mismatch for young salmon headed to sea

Local fisherman is selling live local crab at an outdoor fish market.

Celebrate local this holiday season with a new California seafood finder

A new interactive website helps customers find local, sustainable seafood