Posts Tagged ‘Ocean Research’

Protecting California’s Ocean

Monday, January 27th, 2014



The California coast is breathtakingly beautiful and also plays a vital part in our economy. With almost 70% of California’s citizens living in coastal communities, the Ocean Protection Council (OPC) helps to ensure that California maintains healthy, resilient, and productive ocean and coastal ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations. So what exactly does the Ocean Protection Council do? In part one of our two-part series, we talk with Catherine Kuhlman, Executive Director of the Ocean Protection Council, to learn more about the OPC’s unique role in protecting California’s coast and ocean.

Everyday Action: No matter where you live in California you can impact the ocean. We can all take action every day to help keep our ocean a healthy and thriving place. One person can make a difference. Join a beach clean-up, or conduct your own. Use re-usable bags, carry your own mug, and follow the Ocean Protection Council’s work.

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Wallace “J” Nichols: Sea Turtles and Citizen Science

Monday, March 5th, 2012



Sea turtles are fascinating iconic symbols of the ocean. All species of sea turtles are threatened or endangered, and they connect us with many of the environmental challenges facing the ocean. We talk with Wallace “J” Nichols, research associate at California Academy of Sciences and champion of sea turtle conservation, about sea turtle survival and a groundbreaking effort in Baja, Mexico employing “Citizen Science.” (Photo courtesy of Wallace “J” Nichols)

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The Ocean, Sea Slugs and Medicine

Monday, June 20th, 2011



Pill AdDid you know that the ocean is a source of medicine for a variety of diseases? Pat Krug, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at California State University-Los Angeles, has devoted 20 years of his life studying one kind of herbivorous sea slug. He says that there are a number of drugs in the pipeline that were originally found in marine invertebrates.

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