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BOB buoy deployed in San Francisco Bay. Photo: Lisa Vortman

CeNCOOS Principal Investigators at SFSU and UC Davis launch two new buoys, BOB and MARI, in San Francisco bay to measure ocean acidification.

Welcome new CeNCOOS director, Henry Ruhl, Head of DeepSeas Group, and Associate Head, Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems Group,  National Oceanographic Center UK.
Please answer each question to the best of your knowledge. This is NOT a test but a survey to see what people know and do not know about Harmful Algal Blooms. The survey will take less than one minute to complete. The information will be used to create effective educational resources for people of all ages. Results are anonymous!
Director's Corner CeNCOOS Winter Meeting December 5th and 6th in Moss Landing October Governing Council Call Minutes 2016 Experssion of Interest Update Connecting the Dots on Ocean Acidification

The Ocean Protection Council and Ocean Science Trust are pleased to announce the release of a new product: Frequently Asked Questions: Harmful Algal Blooms and California Fisheries.

Unusually red abalone feeding behavior in Mendicino County (image credit K. Joe, CDFW)
Many important nearshore fisheries in northern California rely on healthy kelp forests, either as a food source or important habitat.  These fisheries are threatened because of a dramatic decline of the state’s kelp forests north of San Francisco.  Aerial surveys of the kelp in 2008 and 2014 by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), revealed a 93% decline of canopy
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.

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