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Collaborating to monitor ocean acidification at Hog Island Oyster Co

This story illustrates how a unique science industry partnership is changing the way we monitor ocean acidification and how monitoring can benefit research, business, and our understanding of the ocean.

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. 

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...

CeNCOOS is proud to announce the release of our new Humboldt Bay Oyster Conditions dashboard. The result of a science-industry collaboration, the new dashboard provides easy access to ocean information for the region’s mariculture groups.
 
Large, Persistent Algal Bloom Triggers Health Advisories 2015 Call for Nominations NYT Video Features OA Monitoring Partnership Observing Systems Assist with Refugio Spill Response Trinidad Glider Data Accessible through CeNCOOS Website
The New York Times, as part of the "California Matters" series, posted a video exploring our science-industry partnership to monitor ocean acidification and water quality in Tomales Bay.
On Tuesday May 19, a ruptured pipeline caused thousands of gallons of crude oil to be released into the ocean along the Santa Barbara coast near Refugio State Beach. As the clean up continues, state and federal emergency responders rely on data from California ocean observing systems.

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2014 was an oddly hot year in California both on land and in the ocean. Learn more about last year's unusual weather and what caused it in this video presentation by Nate Mantua of NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center.

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