Seaweed Speakeasy: Photo Essay

On November 3rd CMBC hosted seaweed scientists and aficionados at a “Seaweed Speakeasy” as part of the 4th Annual California Seaweed Festival. We were thrilled to bring together so many partners in our new physical home, the Ted and Jean Scripps Marine Conservation and Technology Facility (MCTF). Our Scripps Oceanography Communications Office pulled together a lovely photo essay detailing the … 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

Seaweed Speakeasy Tickets on Sale! Nov. 3, 4-8pm

California Seaweed Festival: Seaweed Speakeasy. Nov. 3, 2023 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

SEAWEED SPEAKEASY: A NETWORKING EVENT FOR SEAWEED LOVERS Friday, November 3rd 4pm – 8pm Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego Join us at the new Ted and Jean Scripps Marine Conservation and Technology Facility to enjoy an evening celebrating all things seaweed! From a seaweed science showcase to delectable seaweed dishes prepared by some of the best local chefs, … 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

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

Happy World Ocean Day 2023 – Opening of Ted and Jean Scripps Marine Conservation and Technology Facility (MCTF)!

Building on a cliff next to the ocean with clouds above.

The Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC) is so excited to celebrate and mark today, World Ocean Day- 2023, by announcing the official grand opening our new physical home at the Ted and Jean Scripps Marine Conservation and Technology Facility (MCTF) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego! To learn more about the MCTF opening in the official … Read More

Ensayo Fotográfico/Photo Essay | Sustainable Seafood Partnership Visits Costa Rica

El equipo de la iniciativa de alimentos acuáticos sostenibles (SSI, por sus siglas en inglés) del CMBC llevó a cabo una visita recientemente a San José, Costa Rica, para impartir un taller de capacitación con miembros de los equipos de compradores de productos acuáticos de la compañía de PriceSmart, Inc. A grandes rasgos, el taller cubrió el tema de reglas … Read More

Salty Cinema: Waterpeople, December 2022

Image of a group of about 50 people gathered inside of Scripps Seaside Forum for the Salty Cinema Event, with the panel in the front of the room under the projection screen.

Every Fall and Spring quarter, CMBC hosts “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 films are shown, a moderator and chosen panel proceed in a lively discussion about the films, … Read More