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Troubled Waters?

As climate change looms, SF State’s Estuary & Ocean Science Center monitors the health of the Bay

Marin gets thousands for projects to combat sea-level rise

SF State’s Estuary and Ocean Science Center to receive $190,000 grant to accelerate research on nature-based adaptation and restoration focused on SF Bay’s steeper shores and rocky habitats and alternatives to rip-rap and seawalls. The project will fill a knowledge gap for SF Bay and engage in community education through ecological research, science education, and restoration and adaptation planning and design.

SF State Launches New Floating Sentinel

Two banana-yellow buoys anchored along the Tiburon shore will be San Francisco Bay’s sentinels against shifts in water chemistry due to climate change.

Read the Estuary News article.

Bigger Is Not Better for Ocean Conservation

From Hawaii to Brazil to Britain, the establishment of large marine protected areas, thousands of square miles in size, is on the rise. While these vast expanses of open ocean are important, their protection should not come before coastal waters are secured. But in some cases, that’s what is happening.

Read the New York Times Op-Ed.

Could Seaweed Save California’s Coast?

CSU faculty researchers find that marine plants could play a big role in reducing ocean acidification, a devastating side effect of climate change.

Read the article HERE.

Ocean acidification poses new concern for SF Bay water

Scientists launch first long-term effort to measure acidification in SF Bay

San Francisco’s love affair with Dungeness crab grows more toxic

According to a study published in the journal Harmful Algae, two EOS Center scientists...

A Biogeochemical Oceanographer at Sea: My Life with Nitrogen and a Nod to Silica

An autobiography by EOS Center scientist, Richard Dugdale, published in the Annual Review of Marine Science

Seagrass and Kelp as an Ocean Acidification Management Tool in California

EOS Center scientists, Karina Nielsen and Katharyn Boyer, were part of a working group of experts convened to address the challenges of ocean acidification. The resulting report communicates emerging scientific understanding of the ability of seagrass and kelp to ameliorate ocean acidification (OA) in a California-specific context. It provides guidance on next steps for the State as it considers future nature-based actions to reduce the negative impacts of OA in California and beyond.

Tiburon marsh restoration project underway

A Tiburon-based researcher is leading a tidal marsh restoration project along the Blackie’s Pasture shoreline that could provide protection from sea-level rise and help wildlife.

Katharyn Boyer, a professor of biology at the Estuary and Ocean Science Center at the Romberg Tiburon Campus, said Richardson Bay is experiencing shoreline erosion because of climate change. Read more in the Marin Independent Journal