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by Erin Meyer / California Ocean Science Trust
April 26, 2017

As the upcoming Fish and Game Commission meeting on April 27, 2017 marks the close of the initial phase of South Coast MPA monitoring, we would like to extend a most sincere thank you to the local ocean community who were interested, involved, and en

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by Laurel Kellner / California Ocean Science Trust
March 27, 2017

FEATURED IN MULTIPLE MEDIA OUTLETS

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by Dina Liebowitz / California Ocean Science Trust
February 23, 2017

Sharing MPA Baseline Monitoring Reporting: March 20-24, 2017

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by Sarah Finstad / California Ocean Science Trust
January 17, 2017

We are always looking for creative ways to stay connected to our partners, including our “Key Communicators” who play an essential role in conveying baseline monitoring information through their networks.

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by Sarah Finstad / California Ocean Science Trust
November 17, 2016

From 2011-2013, scientists, resource managers, fishermen, and volunteers worked together to characterize populations of California spiny lobsters inside and outside marine protected areas (MPAs) in five locations. The research team selected study sites with historical records of lobster fishing effort.

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by Benét Duncan / California Ocean Science Trust
October 28, 2016

Visit the newly updated California Coastal Monitoring Dashboard to explore the results of the South Coast Monitoring Survey! Information from

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by Sarah Finstad / California Ocean Science Trust
September 26, 2016

"Researchers explore the important role that wrack, sand grain size, and the slope of a shoreline can play in supporting ecologically diverse beach communities..."

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by Benét Duncan / California Ocean Science Trust
September 21, 2016

In recognition of the great participation in the South Coast Monitoring Survey thus far, we have extended the deadline to October 5, to ensure that everybody who wants to share their work is able to.

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by Dina Liebowitz / California Ocean Science Trust
September 08, 2016

California's marine protected areas (MPAs) are in the process of transitioning from regional baseline monitoring, to statewide long-term monitoring to inform decisions about our coast and ocean.

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by Sarah O. Hameed / Marine Conservation Institute
August 17, 2016

Scientists from academic institutions, NGOs, and government agencies huddled in twos and threes over papers, pens, and laptops. While we worked in a windowless room, our minds were in the salty sea.

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by Benét Duncan / California Ocean Science Trust
July 21, 2016

The South Coast Monitoring Survey is now available!

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by Sarah Finstad / California Ocean Science Trust
June 24, 2016

Recognized as one of the most productive and dynamic ecosystems in the world, South Coast kelp forests and rocky reefs are home to a host of recreationally and commercially important species and are a favorite destination for marine life enthusiasts.

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by Sarah Finstad / California Ocean Science Trust
June 08, 2016

About this time last year, technical reports from each of the ten South Coast marine protected area (MPA) baseline monitoring projects were rolling in.

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by Rebecca Johnson / California Academy of Sciences
April 25, 2016

Snapshot Cal Coast

A Coordinated California Coastal BioBlitz- June 4-12, 2016

 

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by Benét Duncan / California Ocean Science Trust
April 21, 2016

Here at Ocean Science Trust, we celebrate any and all excuses to head out of Oakland and soak up the surf and sunshine of the South Coast.

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by Benét Duncan / California Ocean Science Trust
January 28, 2016

We're looking for a candidate with experience in science communications, policy and marine biology/ecology to advance our work on marine protected area monitoring in the South Coast. The Fellow will work closely with the South Coast MPA monitoring team to develop and share reporting pro

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by Kim Thompson / Aquarium of the Pacific
December 11, 2015

The Aquarium of the Pacific and its Marine Conservation Research Institute (MCRI) are hosting a one day symposium on February 20, 2016 to highlight the efforts of citizen scientists like you! This symposium is designed for you to lead the conversation.

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by Amanda Van Diggelen / California Department of Fish and Wildlife
October 27, 2015

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) would like to share a handful of marine protected area (MPA) short stories, facts, updates, and important management information with you!

 

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by Leila Sievanen / California Ocean Science Trust
October 22, 2015

Hello there! I'm a new Associate Scientist at the Ocean Science Trust and am writing to introduce myself to the OceanSpaces community. I grew up in Humboldt County

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by Marnin Robbins / California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
September 03, 2015

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and California State Parks have teamed up to teach California students about the state’s network of marine protected areas (MPAs) through California State Park’s PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students) program.  Using live video-conferencing and on-line interactive lessons, thousands of students are now learning about California’s MPAs.

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by Laurel Kellner / California Ocean Science Trust
August 26, 2015

This year, Ocean Science Trust is honored to be the local host of the Western Society of Naturalists (WSN) Annual Meeting located in Sacramento, California, November 5-8, 2015. We have introduced a convening topic of "Marine Science Informing Management." 

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by Marisa Villarreal / California Ocean Science Trust
June 17, 2015

Near and far, people were saddened to hear of the 105,000 (2500 barrels) gallons of crude oil that were spilled on May 19th at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County.

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by Marisa Villarreal / California Ocean Science Trust
May 12, 2015

When I’m at work, I’m struck by how amazing the views from our office are. We can see the city of San Francisco (on a clear day), the famous Oakland cranes, and the San Francisco Bay.

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by Benét Duncan / California Ocean Science Trust
April 02, 2015

We’ve reached an important milestone in the South Coast marine protected area (MPA) baseline monitoring period! Technical reports from 9 monitoring projects in the South Coast MPA Baseline Program are now available for you to read. 

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by Benét Duncan / California Ocean Science Trust
March 10, 2015

California’s South Coast marine protected area (MPA) network was established in early 2012, and it ranges from Point Conception to the California-Mexico border. It includes sandy beaches, kelp forests, rocky shores, and deep waters that teem with marine life.

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by Jenn Caselle / University of CA Santa Barbara
March 07, 2015

In 2003, a network of MPAs was implemented in the northern Channel Islands, home to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and the Channel Islands National Park.

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by Jennifer Savage / Northcoast Environmental Center
February 03, 2015

What’s Happening with Sea Stars