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  • New Times SLO
    April 19, 2017

    As the die-off started to threaten an end to Morro Bay’s eelgrass beds, the estuary program looked to Cal Poly for help finding answers.

    Jennifer O’Leary, a marine scientist who’s an adjunct professor at Cal Poly through the California Sea Grant program, is spearheading some of the efforts.

  • Press Democrat
    March 29, 2017

    Acomb pointed out a pink ribbon tied to a small branch at the edge of the creek, and said — with a brimming smile — it was put there by University of California salmon-monitoring program to mark the place where coho and steelehead were found spawning.

  • KHSU
    March 28, 2017

    What does a changing climate mean for North Coast fisherman and shellfish producers? 

    Aquaculturalist Greg Dale, along with CA Extension Specialist Joe Tyburczy and scientist Erik Bjorkstedt discuss predicted impacts and mitigation.  

  • Press Democrat
    March 15, 2017

    After an absence of more than a decade, a trickle of salmon are finally finding their way back to Sonoma County streams.

    Everyone involved with salmon rescue in Sonoma County knows Mariska Obedzinski, because it’s her job to count the salmon.

  • VC Reporter
    February 01, 2017

    It turns out that when a group of entrepreneurial, scientifically minded individuals comes together for a project, big ideas can emerge. Such is the case of the Ventura Shellfish Enterprise — a proposed multiparty project that would allow for 20 100-acre plots for growing mussels in state waters within the Santa Barbara Channel near Ventura Harbor.

  • Science Daily
    February 01, 2017

    Climate-driven disturbances are having profound impacts on coastal ecosystems, with many crucial habitat-forming species in sharp decline. However, among these degraded biomes, examples of resilience are emerging.

    Writing in BioScience, Jennifer O'Leary, a California Sea Grant Marine Biologist based at Polytechnic State University, and her colleagues describe these recoveries and highlight the possible implications for ecosystem-sparing management.