News & Events

Obama Designates Two New National Marine Sanctuaries
President Obama announced the creation of two new National Marine Sanctuaries: one off the coast of Maryland, and the other in Lake Michigan. They are the first new National Marine Sanctuaries designated in 15 years.
Posted: October 5, 2015

Scientists and Lifeguards Tracking Shark Activity With Drones and Robots
Scientists and lifeguards are using technology, including drones, underwater robots and GoPros, to track shark activity in new ways.
Posted: September 15, 2015

SDSU Archeologists Survey Underwater Sites Off California Coast Looking for Early California Settlements
Drs. Todd Braje and Jillian Mahone of San Diego State University are using a variety of sonar instruments to survey the ocean floor and sediments below in search of underwater archeological sites along the Pacific coast. Braje's goal is to learn how to identify environments in which humans might have camped or settled up to 20,000 years ago, as a part of a grant from BOEM.
Posted: September 10, 2015

CSU Geologists Spent Week on Research Vessel in Monterey Bay
Dr. Joe Carlin of CSU Fullerton and Dr. Amy Wagner of Sacramento State collaborated with USGS to collect sediment cores and study how upwelling has changed over the past 10,000 years collect sediment. This collaborative research project in Monterey Bay was partly funded by CSU COAST.
Posted: September 8, 2015

CSU Fullerton Undergraduate Students Perform Summer Research at Friday Harbor Laboratories
Dr. Jennifer Burnaford from CSU Fullerton took undergraduate biology students to spend the summer doing research at University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories on San Juan Island. Their research focused on intertidal kelp and sea anemones.
Posted: September 8, 2015

NASA Releases Dramatic New Sea Level Rise Predictions
NASA scientists released new research showing that sea levels worldwide have risen 7 cm since 1992. Future sea level rise is expected at the higher end of past predictions, or up to 0.9 meters by 2100.
Posted: September 2, 2015

CSU Faculty Host Sea Slug Workshop in Panama
Dr. Pat Krug (CSULA) and Dr. Angel Valdes (Cal Poly Pomona) hosted a workshop on the taxonomy and biology of sea slugs in Panama this summer. Participants included CSU students as well as undergraduate and graduate students from 7 countries.
Posted: August 19, 2015

California Sea Grant Now Accepting Applications for State Fellowships
The California Sea Grant College Program is soliciting applications for the 2016 California State Fellows Program. The application deadline is September 24, 2015.
Posted: August 18, 2015

Toxic Algal Bloom Off West Coast Could be Largest Ever Recorded
The toxic algal bloom now spreading from Central California to British Columbia could be the largest such event ever recorded. Recreational and commercial shellfisheris have been shut down in Washington, Oregon and California due to the domoic acid concentrations.
Posted: July 9, 2015

NOAA Forecasters Now Predict 90% Chance of El Niño Winter
Weather forcasters at NOAA are now predicting a 90% chance of an El Niño winter this year. Some forecasters expect the patterns to be as strong as the 1997 El Niño event.
Posted: July 9, 2015

Starfish Capable of Removing Foreign Bodies Through Their Skin
New study details how starfish are able to squeeze foreign bodies along the length of their body cavities and out through their arm tips. Researchers discovered this when trying to insert tags to study the starfish.
Posted: June 23, 2015