Ensayo Fotográfico/Photo Essay | Sustainable Seafood Partnership Visits Colombia

The group for the Columbia Price Smart trip poses for a photo.

Day 1 – May 7, 2024 CMBC’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SSI) team recently visited Barranquilla, Colombia, to host an interactive workshop with collaborators from the seafood purchasing teams of PriceSmart, Inc. PriceSmart has club stores across Central America, the Caribbean, and Columbia. Twenty-four participants joined us in-person from their corporate and local buying teams. Our trip included a visit to … Read More

CMBC Hosts Knowlton-Jackson Speaker Series

Group of people stand in an open space with a blue table in the middle.

On March 28th, CMBC hosted the Knowlton-Jackson Lecture, held at Scripps Seaside Forum. The Knowlton-Jackson Lecture series invites and awards distinguished practitioners for their work and accomplishments to advance marine biodiversity and conservation. At the Forum, CMBC gathered with over 100 attendees from the local community, UC San Diego, and Scripps Oceanography to celebrate our featured speakers. This year’s alumni … Read More

Visiting Scholar Explores Tidepools, You Can Too!

Image of mussels and barnacles in a tidepool.

Gabrielle Rancifer, a recent graduate from Northwestern University where she obtained her masters in journalism, was a visiting scholar with Scripps Institution of Oceanography and CMBC this past spring. Ms. Rancifer created many engaging media pieces while at Scripps, which we are continuing to spotlight. In an interactive photo essay titled “Tidepooling: Nature is our greatest teacher,” Rancifer wrote about … Read More

Time Magazine Article Profiles CMBC Co-Founder Enric Sala

Time Magazine 2023 Ocean Issue with article featuring CMBC co-founder Enric Sala.

Enric Sala, one of the founders of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC), was featured this week in Time Magazine’s Ocean Issue! In the article – One Man’s Quest to Heal the Oceans – And Maybe Save the World – Sala discusses his Pristine Seas project, which was created in 2008 and is sponsored by the National Geographic Foundation. … Read More

Photo Essay | Seaweed Horizons

Illustrations of seaweed superimposed on a black and white photo of Ballast Point, San Diego

Written by Joe RileyPhotos by Kenan ChanOn June 2, 2023, the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC) hosted “Seaweed Horizons,” an event which brought together scholars and scientists from across UC San Diego and the greater San Diego region for interdisciplinary conversations, presentations, and a hands-on workshop about marine algae.  Co-sponsored by CMBC, Nature, Space and Politics, and UC … Read More

Visiting Scholar Writes Piece on the Deep Ocean and Seabed Mining

Brisingid starfish and a sponge on San Juan Seamount, coated with ferromanganese crusts.

This spring, Gabrielle Rancifer was a visiting scholar at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where she worked with both CMBC and the Levin Lab. Gabrielle, who obtained her masters in journalism from Northwestern University this June, created several compelling, interdisciplinary projects during her tenure at CMBC, including her article “It protects us, but do we protect it: Why the deep ocean … Read More