Our Coasts and Oceans

The Meaning of a Webcam

To provide better public access, BMR participated in a Crowdfund UC Davis project to raise funds for a new webcam in Horseshoe Cove. The initiative was a success, surpassing its $7,500 goal by raising $11,725 from over 70 donors, which was also the highest-grossing crowdfunding campaign in its cohort of 26 programs.

Celebrating Seagrass

In celebration of World Seagrass Day, we're highlighting seagrass-focused research conducted by UC Davis graduate students. Meet some of our dedicated scholars and delve into their research, exploring the significance of seagrasses and the implications for marine environments.

Serina Moheed

Ph.D. Student, Stachowicz Lab and Brown Lab, UC Davis Department of Evolution and Ecology

In the Middle of Everywhere

You can find us in the middle of everywhere! Join UC Davis interns Dawson and Alexa on a journey to the coast, where they meet up with Dr. Ellie Fairbairn and Dr. Suzanne Olyarnik at the Bodega Marine Laboratory and Bodega Marine Reserve. Along the way, they'll see the gorgeous coastline, meet furred, feathered and finned friends, and show you where to grab a tasty meal in Bodega Bay.

Bodega Marine Laboratory's Marine Algae Culture

 

Watch the daily process of algae maintenance, completed by the Aquatic Resources Group (ARG) at Bodega Marine Lab. This algae goes from test tubes, to flasks, to bins, and then to our animals. ARG provides sterile live algae to students, faculty and researchers worldwide all year long.

World Seagrass Day

Join us in a celebration of all things seagrass! March 1st is World Seagrass Day, and we're taking an in-depth look at what seagrasses are, how they interact with marine coastal ecosystems, and how they're being impacted by climate change.

The Native Oyster Restoration Project

 

The UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory's Aquatic Resources Group offers a glimpse into the world of oyster aquaculture. See the hatchery, where tiny Olympia oysters (Ostrea lurida) - the only oyster species native to the west coast of the US - are prepared for outplanting into the ocean.

This video was filmed and produced by Sam Briggs and features Joe Newman. Want to see more of Sam's work? Check out his science-meets-art photography on Instagram.