Nov 032015
California's Fish Population in Dramatic Decline

Two independent long-term time series show four decades of declines within fish populations in the California Current, with no sign of reversal. The data set from the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries (CalCOFI) and the data set from the power plant cooling water intakes (PPI) were taken from five sites along the California Coastline. Both sets Read More

Sep 072014
Report on Sea-Level Rise in California

A report entitled Sea-Level Rise: a Slow-Moving Emergency, was released in August 2014 by the Assembly Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy. The Select Committee, established in 2013 and chaired by state Assemblyman Richard Gordon, D-Menlo Park, held four hearings throughout the state to examine sea-level rise’s effect on various sectors Read More

Sep 022014
UCLA scientists to predict climate change in key coastal regions around the world

In a new five-year project, UCLA researchers will make the first detailed models predicting how climbing temperatures will affect the coastal climate in four eastern boundary upwelling systems, or EBUSes, which are off the coasts California and Oregon, Peru and Chile, southern Africa, and Spain and northern Africa. The project is supported by a $2 Read More

Apr 102014
New Website Highlights Potential Restoration Alternatives at Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, State Coastal Conservancy and the Annenberg Foundation today announced a joint website to provide an initial outline of potential restoration alternatives at Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve on the Los Angeles County coast. The website builds on a prior site, and also features Read More

Feb 182014
Predicting Winners and Losers in a Warmer Intertidal Zone

Along every seashore lies an abundance of marine life that has evolved to thrive in two different environments: underwater at high tide and above water at low tide. This unique zone is expected to be strongly influenced by rising air and sea temperatures. In fact, the distribution of intertidal species along the California coast has Read More