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

Salty Cinema: (In)visible, June 2023

Graphic that reads: "Salty cinema presents (In)visible: Expanding our oceanic vision through art + science" over a teal background of scuba goggles and coral.

The Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC) held our Spring Salty Cinema, Thursday, June 1st. Every Fall and Spring quarter, CMBC holds Salty Cinema, a community event that showcases ocean-themed films and highlights the importance of ocean connections. Salty Cinema is organized by students, who are given the opportunity to screen a film of their own making. After the … Read More

Salty Cinema: WaterPeople, Above & Below the Surface | Tuesday, 12/13

  Join us for the Salty Cinema 2022 film festival on Tuesday, December 13th at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Our theme this fall is WaterPeople: Above & Below the Surface, and we’ll be sharing stories of human relationships to the ocean through recreation and livelihood. Short films and a panel discussion will explore perspectives from waterpeople and their journeys, reflecting … Read More