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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...

The California Marine Sanctuary Foundation has announced an opening for a Business Operations Manager.  The position is being created to assist in managing the organization's programmatic activities and to augment the work of their Executive Director and staff accountant.

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

CeNCOOS will be holding the annual election for its Governing Council (GC) in mid-September 2015. We are actively soliciting nominations for five vacant seats and encourage you to consider nominating yourself or a colleague for a position on the Council.

The current health advisory has been extended to include Humboldt and Del Norte counties.  The California Department of Health advises consumers not to eat recreationally harvested bivalve shellfish (mussels and clams) from Humboldt or Del Norte counties. Only the white meat (adductor muscle) of scallops should be consumed and the viscera (internal organs) should be discarded.

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.
What do Great White shark sightings near Santa Cruz, a toxic algae bloom from Santa Barbara to Seattle and the collapse of the salmon fishery have in common? They might all trace to a persistent blob of warm water that has been clinging to the west coast since last year, according to research conducted by NOAA and others.
CDPH updates health advisory to warn consumers not to eat the following from Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara counties:
  • recreationally harvested mussels and clams
  • commercially or recreationally caught anchovy and sardines
  • commercially or recreationally caught crabs
West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel publishes article describing potential management actions and science needs for addressing local acidification.
By Wilson44691 at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
On June 1 the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a Health Advisory due to elevated levels of domoic acid in the Santa Cruz and Monterey region. This advisory warns consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels and clams, commercially or recreationally caught anchovy and sardines, or the internal organs of commercially or recreationally caught crab taken from Monterey and
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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The California ROMS model has recently been added to the USCG Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System (SAROPS). The information provided by the model is now directly integrated into the SAROPS dashboard and will be used as a tool to aid in search and rescue efforts.
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.
Our new experimental Harmful Algal Bloom predictions are now available in the data portal. New visualization capabilities include the ability to zoom to an area of interest and the option to get a time series record of HAB probabilities at any point in the nowcast field.  This model is in active development, continue to use with caution. Check it out!

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