Next Generation: Katie Hornick

April 1, 2019
“The computer model I am developing will help further the understanding of genetic impacts of hatchery-based restoration and will be useful for making decisions about which actions will be most effective within the Chesapeake Bay and for future restoration programs.”

New study assesses UV-filter contaminants in waters off Hawaii

April 1, 2019
Scientists have completed the first comprehensive assessment of UV-filters in surface seawater, sediment, and coral tissue from multiple coral reefs around the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

A future for global biological ocean monitoring networks

March 29, 2019
These dolphins mark the entrance to the State Street Pier in Santa Barbara, California. Photo credit Heath Kelsey Information generated through the Global Ocean Observation System has fundamentally changed the way we understand our oceans and climate, but advances in ocean observations have focused on physical elements like water temperature, currents, etc. more than they have for measurements of biological resources.

What you can do to help - exploring tools for Raising the Grade!

March 27, 2019
Sara Morales and Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen As we are approaching the end of our report card course, our last week’s class focused on the final phase of the report card process - Raising the grade! The report card is a great tool to communicate the status of ecosystem health and help raise awareness but it is lacking in providing recommendations that can help stakeholders improve ecosystem health.

The Bonnet Carre Spillway and the Spectacle of Climate Change

March 25, 2019
Television crews were on hand, on February 27, to witness the spectacle of the Corps of Engineers opening the Bonnet Carre spillway on the Mississippi River. Runoff from record precipitation in the Midwest this winter feeds a flood that is making its way down the river.  The spillway, located 12 miles west of New Orleans, serves as a safety valve meant to protect the city during extreme floods.