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Razor Clam Photo, courtesy Washington Dept Fish and Wildlife
California Department of Public Health is reminding consumers not to eat recreationally harvested razor clams from Humboldt or Del Norte counties. CDPH issued news releases in August 2015 and December 2015 warning against eating razor clams, and
Morro Bay Sunset Photo by Kevin Cole creative commons licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode
Cal Poly Assistant Professor Ryan Walter discusses impacts of prolonged warm water on seagrass in central California and local efforts to assess marine ecosystem changes.  This year’s El Niño is among the strongest ever recorded. Combined with the “warm blob” persisting throughout the northeast Pacific Ocean, the last two years have...
ocean acidification and hypoxia coastal california beach photo with waves
Permanent and alarming changes to ocean chemistry along the West Coast require immediate, decisive action, warns the 20-member West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel in a report unveiled Monday. 

In collaboration with the Central and Northern Coastal Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS), UC Davis invites applicants for a postdoctoral researcher to work on surface current mapping with HF radar. Funding is available for 1.5 years with the potential for ongoing funding.

This summer the University of Central Florida, will host National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site “Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community GIS and Citizen Science.”

The State Water Boards’ Data Innovation Challenge (similar to an apps challenge or codefest) will be a competition of brainstorming and computer programming that will draw together the talent and creativity of software developers and designers to create apps, visualizations, and other tools that can help better harness the Water Boards' data.

California is now in the throngs of the continual storm systems that are the hallmark of El Niño in California. Already, this El Niño is shaping up to be one of the top three on record with some similarities to the 1997/98 El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event, but with some distinguishing differences as well.

CeNCOOS El Nino page screen capture - Observing California's Ocean in an El Nino Year
We are excited to debut our new El Niño page.  This tool is a great way to get updates on this year's El Niño and explore what ocean observing data is telling us about current conditions.
MBARI Scientist Francisco Chavez discusses the history of El Niño, and his predictions for 2016.

Alice Ren, a PhD student at the University of Maine, recently joined us as an MBARI intern to investigate oxygen trends in central California. Alice is studying oxygen levels in the California current and came to CeNCOOS to learn more about the oxygen data sets available in central California and to dig deeper into quantifying long-term trends and discovering what could be causing...

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