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OCEANS 9-1-1

As Californians, there are few things we love more than the ocean.

The water and beaches aren’t just remarkable natural resources, though—they’re essential to our state’s economy. Every day, research makes it more clear how climate change threatens California’s precious coasts, perhaps irrevocably. So how will we save them?

Explore how CSU faculty and students, in partnership with the CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST), are fighting to save California’s magnificent marine ecosystems.

BYE-BYE, BEACHES

Sea level rise will literally change the face of California, inundating our favorite beaches and devastating coastal communities. The CSU is working to mitigate the damages.

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POISONED BY PLASTIC

Billions of pounds of waste end up in the planet’s oceans every year. A lot of that is microplastics that threaten both sea life and humans.

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BREAKING THE (SEAFOOD) CHAIN

When seawater absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, it turns acidic. That chemical reaction is now putting California’s $45 billion ocean-based economy at risk.

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