In an article written by Dr. Michelle Jungbluth, an adjunct associate professor at San Francisco State, many scientists, including Dr. Jungbluth, are researching methods to study the health of estuaries. This is accomplished by using DNA to track zooplankton, the food that sustains the estuary food web.
As microplastics and marine debris continue to pollute our ocean and environments, scientists such as Dr. Sean Anderson, CSU Channel Islands, step up to find solutions to this global epidemic. Watch this video interview to find out about CSU Channel Islands "Poisoned By Plastic" study and how you can help make a difference.
Both students and professors from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo held an interactive community fair where the public could learn about marine research and interact with marine life. According to Dr. Benjamin Ruttenberg, they "are trying to answer questions that have conservation and management implications."
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