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 Kevin Stuart, a research scientist at Hubbs netting yellowtail fingerlings. Courtesy of Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute.

California Sea Grant Awarded Nearly $630,000 In Yellowtail Research Funding

Improving production of this commercially ready marine fish for aquaculture will help reduce America’s reliance on imported seafood

Coralline algae covered in barnacles. Courtesy of Emily Donham.

Study finds coralline algae are threatened by the dual stressors of ocean acidification and warming

These hard algae look similar to coral and are ecologically and economically important to kelp forest ecosystems

Point Loma San Diego - North San Diego Bay. Courtesy of cultivar413.

“Fishing for Meaning”

The underlying social significance of harvesting and eating seafood from urban San Diego Bay

Tumble culture of the red seaweed dulse (Devaleraea mollis) was used to buffer natural pH fluctuations, to feed juvenile abalone, as can be grown for human consumption with our industrial partner, Monterey Bay Seaweeds. Courtesy of Scott Hamilton.

Ocean acidification can pose a challenge to abalone aquaculture. Seaweed can help

Growing dulse alongside abalone could have big benefits for aquaculture

The PIER team bolts an Argos transmitter to the dorsal fin of a swordfish caught with deep-set gear. The transmitters allow the researcher to track movements of swordfish throughout their annual migration cycles. Photo credit: PIER

Scientists study Pacific swordfish ecology for sustainable management

The swordfish industry is big business. By studying the genetics and movements of swordfish, scientists have begun to address important management questions for this elusive resource.

Coastal flooding in Imperial Beach California.

New Guide to Help Communities Plan For Sea Level Rise

As sea levels rise across the globe, preparation is critical for coastal communities that face increased flooding, eroding beaches and threats to critical infrastructure.

Reel in and Recycle fishing line recycling bin set up at Dana Point Harbor.

Reducing fishing line pollution one recycling bin at a time

California Sea Grant's NOAA Marine Debris Program Extension Fellow recently facilitated the addition of 50 new bins.

In December of 2019, Pacific sardines were collected for experimentation in net pens of the Everingham Bros. Bait Co. in Mission Bay, San Diego, CA.

California’s sardines aren’t growing as large in warming oceans

Climate change sardines may impact fisheries and food webs.

Sunflower star larvae raised at Dr. Jason Hodin’s lab in Washington as seen under a microscope. The dark shapes are stomachs. Photo credit: Dennis Wise/University of Washington

Baby sea stars and urchins reveal insights for kelp forest restoration

The tiniest of creatures are helping Sea Grant-funded scientists solve one of the biggest problems in the kelp forest crisis.

A diver checks equipment used to plant bull kelp.

How math is helping restore bull kelp forests

By Gina Contolini, Kelp Management Extension Fellow, California Sea Grant