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PIER researchers catching swordfish

Rewriting Pacific swordfish boundaries

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

Researchers sampling Porter Creek

Press Release: New paper shows that adding even small amounts of water to streams can help California’s migratory fish

Researchers from UC Berkeley and California Sea Grant say the technique offers a simple tool to help assist California’s migratory fish

Binational fellow Meliza Le Alvarado surfacing from a dive

Bridging Borders for Coastal Resilience

California Sea Grant’s First-Ever Binational Climate Fellow Meliza Le Alvarado forges coastal collaborations

Sea Grant Specialist Mariska Obedzinski [and former program biologist Joe Pecharich] net[s] coho salmon smolts from a downstream migrant trap on Mill Creek in March 2005.

How A California Sea Grant Program Helped Shed Light on Salmon Recovery

California Sea Grant completes nearly two decades of monitoring and research.

Michael Wells and his dog

From finance to shaping a sustainable future

California Sea Grant State Fellow Michael Wells looked at lithium extraction to help California reach its targets for clean air and climate change

Kelp forest in California

Cutting-Edge Science for Kelp Restoration

Results from six innovative research projects will help protect and restore California's vital kelp forests

flying condor

Searching for California condors’ new home

A pair of California researchers combine novel techniques to offer iconic birds a new hope

Min Khant Han prepares to go diving. Courtesy of Min Khant Han.

Ready for the Next Step: Underrepresented & Minority Undergrads Wrap Up Their California Sea Grant Internships

The year-long internships focus on kelp recovery, but the opportunity allows students to gain new experiences in science. For some, it’s helping to launch new careers.

Gathering on Buhne Point

Spent nuclear fuel sits on a crumbling California coastline. So what to do?

A Cal Poly Humboldt research team considers varied viewpoints on a tangled problem

Carina Fish headshot.

Knauss fellow Carina Fish melds justice and science

Working in a senate office reveals ‘how the cookie is made’

Sea Surface and Horizon. Photo credit/courtesy of: Petr Kratochvil.

Forging community and joint voices in the face of DDT’s environmental threat

When offshore DDT disposal in California resurfaced in the media, two Sea Grant programs joined forces

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The story in the data

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

CUFES being installed

The unassuming device that maps California’s fish eggs

California Sea Grant funding helped an innovative tool spread across the world

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

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.

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

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

Two people standing among phragmites. Courtesy of Richelle Tanner.

A study of a marsh ecosystem grows into a consideration of what science can be

By embracing complexity and nuance, Chapman University’s Richelle Tanner is searching for a more inclusive and effective approach to biology

Aerial shot of landscape. Courtesy of DJ Fogbound.

Pinning down the pesticides

The volume and variety of pesticides sprayed in California seem almost incomprehensible. Nonetheless, Delta Science Fellow Nicol Parker has built a model that can track their toxic spread