Healthy coastal wetlands can help combat climate change by absorbing large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it for the long term. A large interdisciplinary team is now working to help the wetlands maximize their impact.
Whales eat a lot, and yet paradoxically, their decline has also led to a decline in the krill they feed on, and negatively impacted the productivity of their ecosystem.
Undergraduate ocean sciences major Miles Miller is one of seven recipients of the 2020 Undergraduate Research in Science & Technology Award. For student achievement week, we asked him about his time at UC Santa Cruz, his research, and his advice for incoming students.
Most of Northern California’s kelp forest ecosystem is gone, replaced by widespread ‘urchin barrens’ that may persist long into the future, according to a new study by researchers at UC Santa Cruz.
New analysis of strontium isotopes reveals how the global carbon cycle has responded to changes in climate and sea level through geologic time.
Original story from UCSC Newscenter.
Researchers found multiple faults with evidence of more than 10 meters of slip during past large earthquakes in the region hit by the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and tsunami.
The Earth’s coastal and polar areas are on thin ice, a new climate report warns, but San Diego may be in a better place than others to weather those changes if it acts swiftly.
Original story from The San Diego Union-Tribune.
We are hunting whales in Antarctica and time is running out. Unlike the harpooners of old, our goal is not to butcher them for blubber. Instead, it’s to get close enough to slap satellite-linked tracking tags on them. And rather than kill them, the point is to figure out how to make sure they survive.
Original story from Canadian Geographic.