A three-day symposium on the "Sustainable Blue Economy" was held virtually last week, sponsored by California Sea Grant, the Humboldt Bay Initiative and several local consulting firms. The symposium featured scientists, community activists and an economist, as well as government officials of all denominations, ranging from county planners to the head of a state agency.
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North Coast JournalOctober 07, 2021
Times StandardSeptember 28, 2021
Sponsored by California Sea Grant, The Humboldt Bay Symposium is a forum for learning about the latest developments on a variety of current issues related to the Humboldt Bay region including research and restoration of coastal ecosystems, economic development, and sustainable use and recreation. This year’s virtual three-day event, themed “Sustainable Blue Economy,” analyzes present and future effects of climate change to the Humboldt Bay region, as well as solutions to mitigate potential impacts.
USGSSeptember 01, 2021
A new multidisciplinary case study from USGS and collaborators—including California Sea Grant Extension Specialist Monique Myers—looks at how even modest sea-level rise threatens coastal communities, infrastructure and ecosystems such as beaches, tidal marshes and estuaries by pushing them past “tipping points,” the crucial junctures at which even slight changes can fundamentally alter how an entire system behaves.
San Francisco ChronicleAugust 09, 2021
California Sea Grant funded project to remove sea urchin from specific underwater sites is proving effective in bringing kelp back.
Phys OrgAugust 09, 2021
California Sea Grant State Fellow Kathryn Beheshti is the lead author of a new study that found that coastal marshes in Elkhorn Slough are vulnerable to erosion by superabundant crabs found at their highest densities along the estuary's tidal creeks.
Los Angeles TimesAugust 01, 2021
Researchers of a California Sea Grant funded project will evaluate direct and indirect effects of MPAs on beaches and surf zones by comparing the abundance and diversity of indicator species, including birds, surf zone fish and threatened and endangered species between MPAs and reference sites, and analyzing changes in ecological variables inside and outside MPAs over time.