Three Postdoctoral positions in Climate Effects now open at NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Applications due by August 28, 2017

The anticipated start date is October 1, 2017 (negotiable). Initial appointments are for 1 year, with reappointment up to 3 years.

1. Postdoctoral Scholar in Ocean Modeling

2. Postdoctoral Scholar in Fisheries Science/Management Strategy Evaluation

3. Postdoctoral Scholar in Socio-economic Analysis

San Francisco Chronicle Aug 10, 2017 - Toxic blooms affect Sea Lions


Southern California Marine Protected Area Updates


SoCal MPA Watch  baseline highlights are:

  1. WILDCOAST manages MPA Watch
  2. MPA Watch uses volunteer partnerships that actively engage the public, including Junior volunteers (15 yrs. and older)
  3. There are 4 MPA Watch sites in San Diego (pictured above - click on the pic to view a larger image)
  • Tijuana River Mouth - State Marine Conservation Area
  • Cabrillo - State Marine Reserve
  • South La Jolla – State Marine Reserve
  • Matlahualy - State Marine Reserve (located in La Jolla coastal waters)

Scripps Oceanography's Instrument Develpoment Group has a New Website for thier Spray Gliders (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles or AUVs)


Gliders collect ocean observations (ocean temperatures, salinity - salt content of the ocean water, etc..) of the entire water column the entire time it is driving through the ocean. Gliders are another type of Ocean Observing asset that are out on (or in) the ocean. Like buoys, surveys collected from ships, or instruments strapped to piers - gliders collect similar types of ocean data. These data give us another way to look at how the ocean works, so experts can determine why (or how) it works the way it does.





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