Latest Blog Posts https://bml.ucdavis.edu/ Latest Blog Posts for Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute en <a href="/blog/corals-fight-climate-survival-explained-dna" hreflang="en">Coral’s fight for climate survival, explained in DNA</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/corals-fight-climate-survival-explained-dna%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>Life finds a way.</p> March 29, 2022 Jessica Lee https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/corals-fight-climate-survival-explained-dna%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/sustainable-fishery-policy-resilient-future" hreflang="en">Sustainable Fishery Policy for a Resilient Future</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/sustainable-fishery-policy-resilient-future%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>Healthy ocean environments provide vital life support for roughly <a href="https://www.prb.org/resources/ripple-effects-population-and-coastal-regions/#:~:text=Today%2C%20approximately%203%20billion%20people,200%20kilometers%20of%20a%20coastline.">3 billion people</a> living in coastal communities worldwide. These vibrant ecosystems deliver numerous benefits to coastal communities that often rely on ocean industries such as commercial fishing for sustenance and income. The resilience of coastal communities and the fishing industry is an issue garnering global attention as fish stocks are pushed to the brink of collapse by combined pressures of overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution, and climate change.</p> March 15, 2022 Jessica Lee https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/sustainable-fishery-policy-resilient-future%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/world-seagrass-day" hreflang="en">World Seagrass Day</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/world-seagrass-day%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>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.</p> March 01, 2022 Jessica Lee https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/world-seagrass-day%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/news/native-oyster-restoration-project" hreflang="en">The Native Oyster Restoration Project</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/news/native-oyster-restoration-project%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p> </p> <p>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.</p> <p>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 <a href="https://www.instagram.com/briggsscuba/">Instagram</a>.</p> February 24, 2022 Anonymous https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/news/native-oyster-restoration-project%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/exploring-science-larval-dispersal" hreflang="en">Exploring The Science of Larval Dispersal</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/exploring-science-larval-dispersal%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>In a world where charismatic megafauna often capture the majority share of attention, microscopic marine larvae can sometimes end up overlooked. However, <a href="https://marinescience.ucdavis.edu/people/steven-morgan">Dr.</a></p> December 07, 2021 Jessica Lee https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/exploring-science-larval-dispersal%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/cmsi-lead-mentor-2" hreflang="en">Supporting Marine Science Undergraduates Through Flexibility, Agility, and Inclusivity</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/cmsi-lead-mentor-2%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>The 2021-22 academic year brought UC Davis students back to campus, and a new set of challenges and opportunities for the Marine and Coastal Science (MCS) major Lead Mentor. Meghan Zulian, a doctoral student in the <a href="http://www.oceanclimatelab.com/">Ocean Climate lab</a> at UC Davis &amp; Bodega Marine Laboratory, is tasked with mentoring, teaching, and guiding the undergraduate MCS majors through this year. In a <a href="https://marinescience.ucdavis.edu/blog/cmsi-lead-mentor">previous blog</a> we explored the impacts of last year’s mentorship program, led by Ph.D. candidate Priya Shukla. Now, Zulian is excited to build on the foundation built by Shukla and expand the program in new and exciting directions.</p> November 24, 2021 Jessica Lee https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/cmsi-lead-mentor-2%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/cmsi-lead-mentor" hreflang="en">How CMSI’s Lead Mentor Supports Marine Science Undergraduates</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/cmsi-lead-mentor%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>“Overall, this was an incredibly rewarding experience that opened my eyes to the creativity and organization involved in program management, while also demonstrating to me how truly enjoyable and invigorating mentorship is.” </p> <p>-Priya Shukla</p> November 19, 2021 Jessica Lee https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/cmsi-lead-mentor%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/effects-stress-fish-environmental-physiology" hreflang="en">The Effects of Stress on Fish: Environmental Physiology</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/effects-stress-fish-environmental-physiology%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E Mandy Frazier, PhD student in the Ecology Graduate Group, collecting juvenile Antarctic fishes under the sea ice in McMurdo Sound. October 06, 2021 Jessica Lee https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/effects-stress-fish-environmental-physiology%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/marine-sciences-are-everyone" hreflang="en">The Marine Sciences are for Everyone</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/marine-sciences-are-everyone%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>This guest blog highlights the experience of a Santa Rosa Junior College - Bodega Marine Laboratory Internship Program participant. The SRJC-BML Internship program is committed to creating an inclusive space for the development of new scientists and leaders and to provide interns with experience conducting research essential to developing careers in the sciences. <br />Learn more, apply, or donate on the <a href="https://srjcbml.weebly.com/">program website</a>.</p> September 21, 2021 Jessica Lee https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/marine-sciences-are-everyone%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/my-summer-2021-experience-working-out-field" hreflang="en">My summer 2021 experience working out in the field</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/my-summer-2021-experience-working-out-field%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>This guest blog highlights the experience of a Santa Rosa Junior College - Bodega Marine Laboratory Internship Program participant. The SRJC-BML Internship program is committed to creating an inclusive space for the development of new scientists and leaders and to provide interns with experience conducting research essential to developing careers in the sciences. <br />Learn more, apply, or donate on the <a href="https://srjcbml.weebly.com/">program website</a>.</p> <p>I applied for this internship program thanks to the encouragement of professor Shawn Brumbaugh. Some things I was looking forward to when applying for this internship were getting to work in the field and get a deeper understanding of how research works outside of the classroom setting; I wanted to see how marine scientists operate and contribute to their fields.</p> September 16, 2021 Jessica Lee https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/my-summer-2021-experience-working-out-field%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/uncovering-ecological-network-bodega-bay" hreflang="en">Uncovering the Ecological Network in Bodega Bay</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/uncovering-ecological-network-bodega-bay%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>Stepping out onto the rocky shore of Bodega Bay, you would quickly notice that the intertidal zone is teeming with life. From mussels and barnacles to crabs and anemones, hundreds of species occupy these rocky areas - experts <a href="https://marinescience.ucdavis.edu/people/jackie-sones">Jackie Sones</a> and <a href="https://marinescience.ucdavis.edu/people/eric-sanford">Dr. Eric Sanford</a> estimate that there are about 250 different species that make their homes in this rocky intertidal zone in Bodega Bay!</p> September 15, 2021 Jessica Lee https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/uncovering-ecological-network-bodega-bay%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/exploring-changes-california-mussels-over-summer" hreflang="en">Exploring changes in California mussels over the summer</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/exploring-changes-california-mussels-over-summer%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>This guest blog highlights the experience of a Santa Rosa Junior College - Bodega Marine Laboratory Internship Program participant. The SRJC-BML Internship program is committed to creating an inclusive space for the development of new scientists and leaders and to provide interns with experience conducting research essential to developing careers in the sciences. <br />Learn more, apply, or donate on the <a href="https://srjcbml.weebly.com/">program website</a>.</p> September 14, 2021 Jessica Lee https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/exploring-changes-california-mussels-over-summer%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/rising-sea-levels-salt-marsh" hreflang="en">Rising Sea Levels and the Salt Marsh </a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/rising-sea-levels-salt-marsh%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>This guest blog highlights the experience of a Santa Rosa Junior College - Bodega Marine Laboratory Internship Program participant. The SRJC-BML Internship program is committed to creating an inclusive space for the development of new scientists and leaders and to provide interns with experience conducting research essential to developing careers in the sciences. <br />Learn more, apply, or donate on the <a href="https://srjcbml.weebly.com/">program website</a>.</p> September 09, 2021 Jessica Lee https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/rising-sea-levels-salt-marsh%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/reviewing-research-kelp-forests-changing-oceans" hreflang="en">Reviewing Research on Kelp Forests in Changing Oceans</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/reviewing-research-kelp-forests-changing-oceans%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>This guest blog highlights the experience of a Santa Rosa Junior College - Bodega Marine Laboratory Internship Program participant. The SRJC-BML Internship program is committed to creating an inclusive space for the development of new scientists and leaders and to provide interns with experience conducting research essential to developing careers in the sciences. <br />Learn more, apply, or donate on the <a href="https://srjcbml.weebly.com/">program website</a>.</p> September 08, 2021 Jessica Lee https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/reviewing-research-kelp-forests-changing-oceans%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/climate-change-grief-anxiety-joy-and-art" hreflang="en">Climate Change: Grief, Anxiety, Joy, and Art</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/climate-change-grief-anxiety-joy-and-art%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>This article is a guest post by Ashley Smart, a Ph.D. candidate at UC Davis, and a recipient of the 2020-2021 <a href="https://marinescience.ucdavis.edu/academics/bilinski-fellowships">Bilinski Fellowships at Bodega Marine Laboratory</a>. This blog is featured here because we recognize the need to showcase diverse viewpoints and experiences. The views and opinions expressed in this piece do not necessarily reflect the position of the Institute, UC Davis, or the UC system.</p> September 02, 2021 Jessica Lee https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/climate-change-grief-anxiety-joy-and-art%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/spotlight-leslie-guerrero" hreflang="en">Spotlight On: Leslie Guerrero</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/spotlight-leslie-guerrero%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>Coral reefs are foundational and iconic ecosystems that have long captivated many with their vibrant colors, interesting ecology, and ecosystem productivity. However, these beautiful reefs are facing their biggest challenge yet: climate change. How can immobile marine organisms, such as corals, survive and thrive in waters that are steadily warming? <a href="https://www.leslieguerrero.com/">Leslie Guerrero</a>, a PhD student in the <a href="https://baylab.github.io/">Bay Lab</a> at UC Davis, is working tirelessly to answer these questions.</p> August 13, 2021 Jessica Lee https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/spotlight-leslie-guerrero%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/acidic-oceans-lineage-and-experience-may-be-key-red-abalone-survival" hreflang="en">In Acidic Oceans, Lineage and Experience May be the Key to Red Abalone Survival</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/acidic-oceans-lineage-and-experience-may-be-key-red-abalone-survival%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>The flashlight illuminates tens of thousands of swirling, floating specks, each no bigger than a breadcrumb. Raising my voice to be heard over the low roar of machinery in the wet lab, I ask <a href="https://marinescience.ucdavis.edu/people/dan-swezey">Dr.</a></p> August 11, 2021 Jessica Lee https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/acidic-oceans-lineage-and-experience-may-be-key-red-abalone-survival%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/climate-justice-seminar-recap-dr-hilda-llorens" hreflang="en">Climate Justice Seminar Recap: Dr. Hilda Lloréns</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/climate-justice-seminar-recap-dr-hilda-llorens%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>On May 3, 2021, the UC Davis Coastal &amp; Marine Sciences Institute hosted <a href="https://hildallorens.academia.edu/research">Dr. Hilda Lloréns</a>, an Associate Professor at the <a href="https://www.uri.edu/">University of Rhode Island</a> and an author of multiple books. Dr. Lloréns is a cultural anthropologist and de-colonial scholar whose research is centered on how racial and gender inequality manifests itself in access to environmental resources and exposure to environmental degradation. To do this, she often uses the method of auto-theory/life-thinking in which she uses her own family’s experiences to offer a counter-discourse to the history lessons taught in schools that recount certain historical events from the perspective of the colonizers and not from the perspectives of the oppressed. During the seminar, Dr.</p> July 20, 2021 Anonymous https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/climate-justice-seminar-recap-dr-hilda-llorens%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/climate-justice-seminar-recap-dr-mustafa-santiago-ali" hreflang="en">Climate Justice Seminar Recap: Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/climate-justice-seminar-recap-dr-mustafa-santiago-ali%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>On April 5, 2021, the UC Davis Coastal &amp; Marine Sciences Institute hosted a conversation with Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, facilitated by Dr. Liz Whiteman. Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali is a giant in the field of environmental justice, and has spearheaded and served on many different roles throughout his career to uplift communities affected by social and environmental injustices. Dr. Ali’s career includes time as a Brookings Institution Congressional Fellow and 24 years at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He began at the EPA as a student, became a founding member of the <a href="https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice">EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice</a> (OEJ), and ascended to the positions of Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice and Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization. Dr.</p> June 15, 2021 Anonymous https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/climate-justice-seminar-recap-dr-mustafa-santiago-ali%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <a href="/blog/climate-justice-seminar-recap-douglas-mundo" hreflang="en">Climate Justice Seminar Recap: Douglas Mundo</a> https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/climate-justice-seminar-recap-douglas-mundo%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E <p>On March 15, 2021, UC Davis Coastal &amp; Marine Sciences Institute hosted Mr. Douglas Mundo, who was the second speaker in the <a href="https://marinescience.ucdavis.edu/events/cmsi-climate-justice-seminar-series">Climate Justice Seminar Series</a>;  the series was designed to give scientists frameworks to leverage their training and expertise in support of the climate justice movement. Mr. Mundo is an expert in community organizing as the Executive Director of the Multicultural Center of Marin, an organization that works with diverse immigrant and underserved communities of Marin County to advance their social, cultural, and economic well-being through self-empowerment programs that encourage civic engagement.</p> June 15, 2021 Anonymous https://bml.ucdavis.edu/%3Ca%20href%3D%22/blog/climate-justice-seminar-recap-douglas-mundo%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3ERead%20Article%3C/a%3E