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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 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

San Elijo Lagoon at sunset.

Scientists study an unexpected climate change problem: Rising groundwater levels

Already, water tables in some areas are inching up. This could make coastal regions more prone to flooding. But there are more insidious consequences, too.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Fellow Sabrina Beyer stands on a boat holding a rockfish

How Ocean Conditions Change Rockfish Reproduction

A Q&A with recent NMFS-Sea Grant Fellow Sabrina Beyer

scientists pick up oyster nets on the sandy coast.

The next step in Olympia oyster restoration? Genome sequencing.

Scientists are taking an innovative approach towards this native oyster's conservation.

woman stands in front of California Sea Grant building and sign.

From fellowship to fellow teammate

Tanya Torres reflects on her Sea Grant Extension Fellowship with the NOAA Marine Debris Program.

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

2022 Ricketts Award Recipient Rick Starr

Rick Starr Discusses Seascape Ecology as 2022 Ed Ricketts Memorial Award Recipient

The marine scientist and former extension program director will provide a lecture on seascape ecology on Oct. 26

 Giant – or purple-hinged – rock scallops are big and delicious. Courtesy of Carolynn Culver.

Rock scallops like it rough

By going against conventional wisdom, a team of California Sea Grant and Moss Landing Marine Lab researchers might have finally figured out some critical factors for farming large quantities of elusive giant rock scallop larvae

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