News & Events

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

CSU Channel Islands Provides Swift Response to Santa Barbara Oil Spill
Dr. Sean Anderson of CSU Channel Islands began monitoring and studying the ecological impacts of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill immediately after the May 19 spill began. As much as 100,000 gallons of may have spilled and the cause is still under investigation.
Posted: May 26, 2015

Carbon Dioxide Levels Pass 400 Parts Per Million Globally
Carbon dioxide levels have exceeded 400 parts per million for the first time at 39 sites around the globe according to new research. Carbon dioxide emissions are the main driver of climate change and have risen more than 120 ppm since pre-industrial times.
Posted: May 11, 2015

NOAA Doubles Size of Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries
NOAA issued a rule expand the Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries to 4,581 square miles - more than doubling the current size. The agency received more than 1,300 comments, most in support of the proposed expansion.
Posted: May 11, 2015

Summer Sponge Biodiversity Course Offered in Florida
The Mote Marine Laboratory Tropical Research Lab in Summerland Key Florida is offering a Sponge Biodiversity Summer Course. Applications are due March 31, 2015.
Posted: February 26, 2015

CSU Monterey Bay Study Assesses Trawling Impact
CSU Monterey Bay study partnered fisherman with scientists to study the impact of trawling in soft sediment habitats. They found that trawling with a small-diameter net had a negligible impact when fishing in areas with soft, sandy ocean floor.
Posted: February 19, 2015

California Sea Grant Announces 2015 State Fellows
California Sea Grant has announced that seventeen graduate students and recent graduates will participate in the yearlong California Sea Grant State Fellowship program at state and federal agencies throughout California. The fellows include 5 CSU graduates. Congratulations everyone, especially our CSU alumni!
Posted: February 12, 2015

Southern California Academy of Sciences Meeting Registration Now Open
Registration is open for the Southern California Academy of Sciences 2015 Annual Meeting. The meeting is May 15-16, 2015 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Posted: February 3, 2015

14 conservation wins for 2014!
Yes, the ocean is still in serious trouble due to overfishing, pollution, climate change and habitat destruction, but there are many success stories to celebrate from 2014.
Posted: January 5, 2015

Presidential task force on combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud
The “recommendations for the implementation of a comprehensive framework of integrated programs to combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud that emphasizes areas of greatest need” have now been provided to the President through the National Ocean Council.
Posted: December 16, 2014