Skip to main content

​​​​​​​

  Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology
COAST

Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology

  
  
Page Image
  
  
COAST News Intro
  
2/14/2017
http://www.livescience.com/57744-new-species-of-ghost-shark-found.htmlYes
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.
  
2/9/2017
https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/doi/10.1093/biosci/biw161/2900174/The-Resilience-of-Marine-Ecosystems-to-ClimaticYes
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
  
2/6/2017
https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/restoring-seagrass-under-siege/Yes
Dr. Katharyn Boyer, a biology professor at San Francisco State University, has spent the last decade experimenting with methods to replenish eelgrass in the San Francisco Bay that creates key habitats and buffer zones around ecosystems. Boyer and her team are figuring out more reliable ways to grow eelgrass such as genotyping to help identify if there’s a “universal donor”, one type of eelgrass that can grow anywhere. Currently, Boyer is part of an effort to add four acres of eelgrass to the San Francisco Bay coastline each year.
1 - 3Next
 


 

Share Your News with COAST!

We want to hear about your news - please share it with us! We will post your story on the COAST website and/or Facebook page. Please paste a link to your news story below.

*Link to News Story


 

*E-mail Address