UC Santa Barbara research biologist and CASG fundee Jenn Caselle addresses ways in which management efforts can shape predator-prey interactions and influence resilience in marine ecosystems.
“Through my fellowship, I had the opportunity to participate in a great example of California’s support for citizen science – Reef Check California – that showed me how it is possible to give ocean-minded citizens a stake in how we manage our ocean.” – Liz Parissenti, CA Sea Grant State Fellow
“This transition from a marine system to an estuarine/freshwater one was not as difficult as I had initially thought, and it’s been more rewarding then I had ever imagined.” – Jenny Bigman, CA Sea Grant State Fellow
California Sea Grant announced the hiring of Deborah Seiler as communications coordinator. She will be responsible for science writing, program and research reporting, and the development of communications strategies to advance the Sea Grant mission.
“I’m a scientist, and I learned that I’m not the most effective messenger. People don’t trust scientists (or politicians) these days to tell them about climate change.” – Mary Matella, CA Sea Grant State Fellow
California ocean anglers have long pursued the numerous and colorful rockfish species that inhabit the coastal waters. These popular fishes have inspired the name of craft beer and the California Department of Fish and Game lists 57 species native to the state. However, several rockfish populations plummeted due to overfishing from the 1970s to the …
“Through my fellowship, I’ve found my mountain and it’s called Sacramento. While it has been a bit of a steep learning curve, I’ve embraced the challenge and have already gained an immense amount of knowledge regarding aquaculture, regulations, and the permitting process.” – Nicole Bobco, CA Sea Grant State Fellow
Marine ecologist Jennifer O’Leary has been appointed as an Extension Specialist at California Sea Grant. Dr. O’Leary will join a group of seven specialists who develop and execute research and outreach initiatives for the California coast to improve public and policy decisions.