2020 MAS MBC Capstone Symposium

Join up June 8, 2020 from 9:15 – 5:30 and learn about some innovative and creative interdisciplinary projects. MAS MBC Symposium flyer May 2020 Only on February 2, 2021, the Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries decided to issue the first license to open an online casino to Spaceix LLC, and a week later the first payment in … Read More

Salty Cinema Livestream Event

As communities around the world adjust in response to the global pandemic, our oceans are also responding – from sea turtles nesting on once crowded beaches to ocean noise and emissions slowing down. Join us Tuesday, May 19th at 6 PM Pacific for a livestream event with an expert panel discussing how decreased human activity in our oceans and coasts can provide lessons for future … Read More

Where’d You Get Those Genes? Individual Growth Can Vary Wildly When Populations Interbreed

From the lab of Dr. Ronald Burton: Scientists find that interactions between different types of DNA determine hybrid fitness “When individuals from different populations of the same species interbreed, there is often ‘hybrid vigor’ in the first generation, meaning that the offspring have improved function and fare well,” said Ron Burton, a professor of marine biology at Scripps. However, when … Read More

Resource for teachers and home school

Enjoy, a month of short daily videos (quests) to understand and celebrate our natural world.   #EarthSchool is in session! It is aimed – during this time of lockdown to help show off the wonder and mystery of our planet to our children through a daily, immersive environmental adventure from @UNEP (United Nations Environment Program), @TED_ED and partners: https://bit.ly/Earth-School Other CMBC recommended … Read More

Congratulations to the California Sea Grant 2020 State Fellows

California Sea Grant has selected 28 recipients for its prestigious State Fellowship, making this year’s cohort the largest yet. This opportunity provides fellows with unparalleled and hands-on training at the interface of science, communication, policy, and management at either a municipal, state, or federal host agency in California for one year. Five of those selected are CMBC Alumni all who … Read More


Salty Cinema:  Blue Carbon – Postponed to date uncertain Robert Paine Scripps Forum, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Salty Cinema is a community supported forum.  If these events are of value to you, and you have the ability, please contribute to our costs. https://giveto.ucsd.edu/giving/home/gift-referral/11f0bb24-950a-4386-ab11-3515e282eae6 Knowlton/Jackson Distinguished Lecturer –  POSTPONED Robert Paine Scripps Forum, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Speaker:  Dr. Patricia Majluf, … Read More

Microplastics: A Macro Problem

Flying somewhere over the planet, there’s a plane equipped with research-grade double-sided tape on the outside of its hull. Whenever the pilot lands the plane, he removes the tape, seals it in a package, and replaces it with a new one before he takes off again. He then mails the package to Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, … Read More

Nassau Grouper populations increased threefold in response to dynamic fishing management actions in the Cayman Islands

Featured Research fromm the Semmen’s lab:  Collaborative Conservation Approach for Endangered Reef Fish Yields Dramatic Results   A new study from researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego has documented a successful recovery effort among Nassau Grouper populations in the Cayman Islands thanks to an approach involving government agencies, academic researchers, and nonprofit … Read More