CSU Marine and Coastal Science News

SFSU's Dr. William Cochlan Discusses Recent Algal Blooms in Florida
Dr. William Cochlan at SFSU discusses algal blooms in a recent New York Times article. Though algal blooms are a natural occurrence, they are expected to increase in frequency and severity in the future.
Posted: July 27, 2016

Dr. Katharyn Boyer's Coastal Restoration Work Featured in Bay Nature Magazine
Dr. Katharyn Boyer, a coastal ecologist at SFSU, studies rare plants and restoration in San Francisco Bay. Her work with California sea-blite was highlighted in Bay Nature Magazine this month.
Posted: July 19, 2016

CSUN's Dr. Mark Steele Discusses His Kelp Forest Research With Philippe Cousteau Jr.
Dr. Mark Steele of CSU Northridge is featured on Philippe Cousteau's show, Xploration Awesome Planet. The video includes footage from their dive through the kelp forest at Catalina Island.
Posted: July 13, 2016

Dr. Matt Edwards and Students Conduct Summer Research in the Bering Sea
Dr. Matt Edwards of San Diego State University and his graduate students are along the Aleutian Islands this summer to evaluate how the widespread loss of kelp forests effects primary production, biodiversity and nutrient cycling across a range of habitats. Check out their blog here for updates and great pictures.
Posted: June 28, 2016


In Other News

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

Think Beyond Plastic's 2016 Innovation Campaign Now Accepting Applications
The 2016 Think Beyond Plastic Innovation Competition is accepting applications through March 31 to develop solutions to the global plastic pollution problem through innovation in materials, manufacturing, product design or recycling.
Posted: March 30, 2016

Underwater Robots Can Be Programmed to Make Independent Decisions
New autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) can independently study the ocean and its inhabitants. Dr. Mark Moline, formerly of Cal Poly SLO, recently co-authored a paper in Robotics on enabling AUVs to synthesize sound data in real-time so that it can independently make decisions about what action to take next.
Posted: March 2, 2016

Feds Approve Offshore Aquaculture in Gulf of Mexico
NOAA announced that it will allow large-scale fish farming in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. According to NOAA, 90% of fish in the US is imported and half of this is farmed.
Posted: February 8, 2016