Science at Sea

Harmful Algal Blooms, Crabs, and El Niño

Harmful Algal Blooms, Crabs, and El Niño

Dr. Clarissa Anderson, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz . After the owner of Phil’s Fish Market in Moss Landing declared Christmas ruined by the “domoic acid Grinch” that stole the crab season from fishermen and consumers alike in California (Santa Cruz Sentinel, Dec 21, 2015), the situation still looks dire for much of […]






Locals Lead Global Studies on Marine Sound

Locals Lead Global Studies on Marine Sound

By Brandon L. Southall, Ph.D., SEA & University of California, Santa Cruz The ocean’s living soundscape reflects teeming life, wild weather, and the deep rumbling of the Earth’s movement. As discussed in my 2 November article, http://www.tpgonlinedaily.com/noisy-ocean-getting-noisier/ humans are newcomers to this scene but have increasingly added various noises. Some sources are loud and intermittent […]






Noisy Ocean Getting Noisier

Noisy Ocean Getting Noisier

By Brandon L. Southall, Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz and SEA, Inc. Views can be spectacular looking out on the ocean, but our Monterey Bay marine layer often obscures your gaze. And when you dip below the waves and peer into the sea, other than those rare moments of wavering clarity, the darkness is […]