Mariners and the public on the West Coast can now use an iPad™ and iPhone™ to help decrease the risk to whales from ship strikes. Whale Alert, a free app, has been updated to provide mariners in the Pacific with the most current information available about whale movements and conservation initiatives. Help protect whales by using the app. Visit the Whale Alert website to learn more.
CeNCOOS has received reports of potential low oxygen water conditions off Half Moon Bay that are possibly responsible for some invertebrate die-offs.
If you have witnessed any unusual events in the area, please let us know at email@example.com.
Laura Rogers-Bennett of the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and colleagues recently announced the discovery of the organism behind an algal bloom event that wiped out thousands of red abalone on the Sonoma Coast in 2011. Laura, a CeNCOOS Governing Council member, identified the culprit as Gonyaulax spinifera and credited the finding to a new form of genetic testing combined with ocean observing data.