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COAST is now taking RSVPs for the 2017 Annual Meeting to be held on Thursday April 13 at the Chancellor's Office in Long Beach. This year’s meeting will focus on how COAST and its members can provide the scientific basis for state and federal informed decision-making and policy development. We look forward to seeing you there!
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories graduate student Kristin Walovich has identified a new species of ghostshark. This deep-sea chimaerid lives at depths of 470-1,000 meters and is the 50th ghostshark species to be identified.
Dr. Jennifer O’Leary form Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Dr. Kerry Nickols from CSU Monterey Bay were a part of a team that surveyed 97 experts in six major coastal biogenic ecosystems and evaluated the literature to identify resilience against climate change. Their results indicate that remaining biogenic habitat, recruitment and connectivity, physical setting, and local management of stressors are important factors for resilience. It is suggested coastal ecosystems may still hold great potential to persist with the threat of climate change and local- to regional – scale management could buffer against these impacts.
Photo: Jennifer O’Leary
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