CSU Marine and Coastal Science News

Several CSU Campuses Explore Whether Coral Reefs Can Survive Climate Change
Several CSU campuses, including HSU and CSUMB, are exploring the impacts of climate change on coral reefs. CSUMB researchers have found evidence that coral reefs are adaptable to changing temperatures.
Posted: August 29, 2016

Cal Poly SLO to Offer Marine Science Degree
Cal Poly SLO will be the fourth CSU to offer a bachelor's degree in marine science, starting this fall. The other CSU undergraduate programs include HSU's oceanography program, CSU Monterey Bay's marine science program and CSU Long Beach's marine biology program.
Posted: August 23, 2016

CSU Fullerton Alum Heads Eelgrass and Oyster Restoration Project
Former CSU Fullerton graduate student and COAST awardee Sara Briley leads an eelgrass and oyster restoration project in Upper Newport Bay through her position with Orange County Coastkeeper. Her former advisor, Dr. Danielle Zacherl, also partners on the project.
Posted: August 15, 2016

CSU Team Deploy Underwater Robots to Map and Visualize Coastal Shipwrecks
Dr. Zoe Wood of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo brought 3 computer science students to Malta this summer to use underwater robots in the study of coastal shipwrecks. The project is part of a larger effort to bring archaeology, computer science and engineering experts together to create more intelligent ways to search, map and visualize shipwrecks.
Posted: August 4, 2016


In Other News

Fish Pee, Coral's Number One Nutrient Supply, Cut by Fishing
Fish urine provides valuable nutrients to the food chain of coral reefs, but scientists are finding that fishing disrupts the natural process.
Posted: August 29, 2016

Beach Erosion a Major Threat to California's Beaches
The combination of beach erosion and sea level rise pose a threat to Calfornia's sandy beaches. Researchers from UC San Diego’s Scripps Center for Coastal Studies are measuring the erosion to better understand and quantify erosion rates.
Posted: August 24, 2016

New Whale Species Discovered in Alaska
A whale carcass discovered in Alaska has been determined to be a new species of beaked whale. There are 88 recognized living cetacean species worldwide.
Posted: August 3, 2016

For World Oceans Day, NSF Highlights Importance of Deltas
In honor of World Oceans Day 2016, NSF discusses the importance of deltas to our ocean ecosystems. Deltas support much of the world's fisheries, forest products and agriculture, and are food baskets for many nations.
Posted: June 8, 2016