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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

New Estuary & Ocean Science Center launched at the Romberg Tiburon Campus

With the launch, San Francisco State continues to lead the way in the bay...

The effects of climate change on the ocean are extensive ― sea level rise, ocean acidification and the ocean’s changing influence on local weather patterns ― and affect more than just nature, continually impacting many facets of daily life. More...

Tiburon marine lab has new name, focus

The only university-run marine lab on San Francisco Bay is going through a shift to provide a sharper focus on ocean and climate change issues in an era when science is being questioned by the White House. On 53 acres on the backside tip of the Tiburon Peninsula sits what was known as San Francisco State University’s Romberg Center for Environmental Studies. But Tuesday will mark the rebirth of the 40-year-old research site as the Estuary and Ocean Science Center at the Romberg Tiburon Campus, or EOS Center.