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    August 30, 2015

    Mercury is much less of a problem in smaller fish with shorter life spans, says Theresa Sinicrope Talley, a researcher with the California Sea Grant at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.

    Mercury won't cause lasting damage in adults, although it can cause temporary neurological effects.

  • KPBS
    August 26, 2015

    Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography said Wednesday they have completed a two-year sampling of DNA from fish that spawn near the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, creating a baseline that can be used for future studies.

    The study was funded by the Richard Grand Foundation and California Sea Grant, a partnership between universities in California and federal and state government agencies.

  • National Geographic
    August 19, 2015

    From CASG Extension Specialist Dr. Jennifer O'Leary:

    One single fisherman has made a tremendous contribution to conservation of the fished reefs in Mombasa. It is our responsibility to support Pascal in these efforts and capitalize on his knowledge by engaging others in restoration and knowledge sharing.

  • NPR
    June 11, 2015

    Theresa Sinicrope Talley, a coastal specialist with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, says local fishermen like Haworth are simply catching what's plentiful and pricing it to local demand.

    "They're trying to make this business work. They're aware," Talley says. "They don't want to harm the environment, either — their livelihood depends upon it."

  • ABC7
    April 17, 2015

    "What we are trying to do is count and see how many survived on the way to the ocean," said UC San Diego biologist Mariska Obedzinski. Obedzinski is a biologist with the UC San Diego and California Sea Grant, 

    It's a battle to save the smelt. They are one year old Coho salmon, almost all of them from state hatcheries, in a race this year against a drought that threatens to dry out their streams and landlock them. 

    "They cannot access the ocean. And so if they can't get out they are going to die. Then we lose that year of fish," said Obedzinski.

  • Bay Nature
    April 06, 2015

    By bringing cold water up to the surface, upwelling helps create conditions for the fog that often blankets San Francisco. Unfortunately, our understanding of ocean upwelling entering the Bay is just as cloudy.

    To track this upwelling water, John Largier, a researcher at UC Davis’s Bodega Marine Lab, and his lab have set up an elaborate two-year plan to collect as much data about it as they can, funded by a California Sea Grant.