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Kelp Forest off of Monistary Beach taken with an MPA. ©Monterey Bay Aquarium, photo by Patrick Webster

Kelp Forest off of Monistary Beach taken with an MPA. ©Monterey Bay Aquarium, photo by Patrick Webster

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

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