Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Lisa Levin, a biological oceanographer at CMBC and former director, will receive the A.C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement award from the Association of the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) on Wednesday. The Redfield Award honors major, long-term achievements in the fields of limnology (the study of lakes) and oceanography, including research, education, and service to the community and society. The … Read More

Pink sea urchin species may be climate-tolerant food source

California Sea Grant article features work of CMBC Alumnus, Kirk Sato, Ph.D. Sea urchin is a delicacy in Asia, South America, Europe, and increasingly in California, where the uniquely flavored roe, or uni, is used in sushi, gourmet cuisine, and products such a s sauces and flavorings. But the large red sea urchin (Mesocentrotus franciscanus) caught off the coast of … Read More

Annual Surveys in the Gulf of California

The Gulf of California Marine Program undertakes annual surveys of the different habitats across the Gulf. Established in 1998, our underwater monitoring effort includes population counts, species biodiversity data, and description of ecosystem roles. We focus on four main factors concerning fish and invertebrates: diversity, density, biomass, and size. This data is collected at different sites with similar characteristics, as … Read More

Ocean commitments under the Paris Agreement

Large countries, including the U.S., do not include oceans in their plans. A new study led by CMBC Researchers evaluates the extent to which parties to the historic Paris Agreement on climate have considered the oceans in their plans to address climate change.The study shows that while many countries include the oceans, a striking number do not. Read more Blog … Read More

Ocean Scientist for Informed Policy

UC Revelle Delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP 23) are now gathering in Germany. CMBC Scientists have begun posting on the Ocean Scientists for Informed Policy (OSIP) website.  OSIP,  established and funded by CMBC in  2013 for COP 19, is led by graduate students at the who want to see … Read More

MAS-MBC recruits students for 2018-2019

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego formally announces that January 11, 2018 is the application deadline for the Master of Advanced Studies Program in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (MAS MBC). This 12-month intensive master’s program is geared toward early to mid-career professionals interested in marine conservation careers. The MAS MBC program equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to be … Read More

Adventures of the Ruby Seadragon

We were pleased to see our friend, Jim Toomey, feature the Ruby Seadragon in his Sherman’s Lagoon Comic Strip. http://comicskingdom.com/sherman-s-lagoon/2017-09-14 Adding to Ruby’s adventure, author J.K. Rowling commented on her twitter page: https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/819977601850703873?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Video of the Ruby Seadragon This is the video published in Rouse GW, Stiller J, Wilson NG. 2017. First live records of the Ruby Seadragon (Phyllopteryx dewysea, Syngnathidae). … Read More