By Emily Harwitz

UC Santa Cruz Science Writing Program Intern Emily Harwitz interviewed California Sea Grant postdoctoral researcher Flo La Valle. Flo is a joint appointment with California Sea Grant and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego’s Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS). …


Sea Grant Extension Specialist Kevin Marquez Johnson recently joined the California Sea Grant extension team. In this Q&A he explains how his research on clams and oysters can help make shellfish aquaculture resilient in the face of climate change.

By Emily Harwitz, UC Santa Cruz Science Writing Program Intern at…


Catalina Island, located off the coast of Southern California, is a tourist’s paradise that attracts boaters, hikers, divers, and snorkelers, who boat or ferry to the island to hike its miles of undeveloped coastline, camp at isolated coves with glittering aquamarine water, or enjoy dining and activities in one of…


Paloma Aguirre began working in conservation because of her love for surfing. Now, she manages funding for environmental nonprofits across Latin America and addresses local problems in Imperial Beach, California as a city council member.

By Erin Malsbury, 2020 California Sea Grant/UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Intern

Paloma Aguirre emerged from the tunnel of a curling wave on a bodyboard with a new life purpose. Many surfers describe “getting barreled”-gliding between flowing walls of water-as a nearly spiritual experience. An ocean devotee’s baptism. The first…


The UN Food and Agriculture Organization taps Sea Grant experts for new report on seafood direct marketing.

By Katherine Leitzell, California Sea Grant

For commercial fishing enterprises and other seafood businesses, alternative marketing arrangements, such as direct sales to consumers, can be a great way to increase sales or diversify a customer base.

Sea Grant extension personnel, who have served as trusted advisors to the US fishing…

California Sea Grant

NOAA’s California Sea Grant College Program funds marine research, education and outreach throughout California.

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