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Undergrad mentorship programs diversify marine sciences

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

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.

John Richards and Captain Mike McCorkle.

Sharing the Sea

California Sea Grant's Role in Forty Years of Navigating Ocean Space Use

A group of fellows sitting.

How California Sea Grant State Fellows Influence Good Policymaking Everywhere

Over 300 aspiring researchers & future policymakers have spent year-long forays in the decades old program polishing their best skills & discovering new strengths

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

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Finding the Human Dimension in Environmental Management

2022 California Sea Grant State Fellow Aaron Angel explains how combining social and ecological data can improve monitoring programs across the state

CUFES being installed

The unassuming device that maps California’s fish eggs

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

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.

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

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.

Russian River with low water flow.

Stewarding Our Change