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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

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

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.

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

Scripps Pier.

California Sea Grant welcomes Lian Guo as the new Research Coordinator

Lian Guo joins the team at California Sea Grant, which is based at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

Russian River with low water flow.

Stewarding Our Change