MLML Researcher Dr. Ross Clark asks: if climate change is altering our environment, do our laws that protect natural resources need to change as well?
Dr. Mike Graham and his work at MLML's Center for Aquaculture is featured in the Monterey County Weekly. The article provides a detailed look at Dr. Graham's fledgling company and the value of seaweeds in the ocean and as human food.
Follow this link to learn more: http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/news/cover/monterey-bay-seaweeds-bri...
Michael Graham, who grew up on Southern California beaches and has never lived more than a mile from the ocean, harvests sea lettuce from his ocean-fed Moss Landing tanks. Photo by: Nic Coury
White sharks have once again been spotted in Santa Cruz and around the Monterey Bay. Dr. Dave Ebert of the Pacific Shark Research Center has been providing information to local news stations on what white shark appearances mean and how it relates to ocean health.
KTVU Channel 2 news report: http://www.ktvu.com/news/164659913-story
KION Channel 46 news report: http://www.kionrightnow.com/news/local-news/shark-sighted-near-cowells-beach/40128088
Dr. Dave Ebert and students of the Pacific Shark Research Center have been featured on the popular science blog, Southern Fried Science, for their crowdfunding efforts to name a new species of ghost shark.
The Southern Fried Science blog can be found at the following link: http://www.southernfriedscience.com/help-crowdfund-shark-research-jaws-lost-sharks-and-the-legacy-of-peter-benchley/
To learn more about the project and donate, please visit the following link: https://experiment.com/projects/looking-for-lost-sharks-an-exploration-of-discovery-through-the-western-indian-ocean
Please join us in congratulating Clint Collins, recent graduate of the Benthic Lab, in his new job as Diving Safety and Logistics Specialist at University of Hawaii Manoa! Clint’s extensive underwater experience includes diving in Antarctica for his thesis work, and this image portrays the invaluable support he provided his advisor during field work.
Check out the article posted in The American Scholar titled "A Cold Look: Diving deep into Antarctic ecosystems" that highlights the cooperation between the MLML Benthic Lab and MBARI engineers to utilize the SeeStar camera system in Antarctica.
Follow this link to read the article: https://theamericanscholar.org/a-cold-look/#.V1mT2eRQf9p
The view from 600 feet down in the McMurdo Sound (National Science Foundation).
This phenomenon has not been previously documented, but may become more common in the future with continuing climate change.
Follow this link for the full paper: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antarctic-science/article/unusual-coastal-flood-impacts-in-salmon-valley-mcmurdo-sound-antarctica/C8C5D3685F85F2C0116C6C366FE61B06
A dead gray whale has recently been discovered in Santa Cruz and Dr. Jim Harvey may have some insight on why this happened.
Follow this link to learn more: http://www.kion546.com/news/california/dead-whale-off-west-cliff-may-be-the-result-of-more-orcas-in-the-monterey-bay/67092881
About two dozen orcas have been spotted hunting in Monterey Bay since early April. Dr. Jim Harvey comments on the recent orca sightings and their hunting strategies.
Follow this link to learn more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/20160419/high-number-of-killer-whales-spotted-in-monterey-bay
An orca breaches in Monterey Bay on Thursday. Photo by: Michael Sack, Sanctuary Cruises
Peripheral vent communities in the Western Pacific are poorly known, and currently under threat from deep sea mining. We found abundant carnivorous suspension feeders, with distinctive spatial distributions of endemic species. Graduate student Kenji Soto is investigating the causes for this pattern in his thesis research.
Follow this link for the full paper: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maec.12313/full