The giant clam Tridacna crocea, native to Indo-Pacific coral reefs, is noted for its unique ability to bore fully into coral rock and is a major agent of reef bioerosion. However, T. crocea's mechanism of boring has remained a mystery despite decades of research.
An ecological framework for informing permitting decisions on scientific activities in protected areas
There are numerous reasons to conduct scientific research within protected areas, but research activities may also negatively impact organisms and habitats, and thus conflict with a protected area’s conservation goals.
As climate change looms, SF State’s Estuary & Ocean Science Center monitors the health of the Bay
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.
Scientists launch first long-term effort to measure acidification in SF Bay
According to a study published in the journal Harmful Algae, two EOS Center scientists...
An autobiography by EOS Center scientist, Richard Dugdale, published in the Annual Review of Marine Science
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.