News & Events

March 11, 2013

To plan and implement a network of marine protected areas (MPAs) in state waters as mandated by the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA), California set up a public–private partnership called the MLPA Initiative. This paper examines some key lessons about implementing policy through a public planning process. 

March 11, 2013

When the California State Legislature found implementation of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) was falling far short of its potential to protect and conserve the marine environment, it set up the MLPA Intiative. This paper analyzes how recommendations developed through the MLPA Initiative supported regulatory decisions by the California Fish and Game Commission to greatly expand the network of marine protected areas to 124, covering 16 percent of state waters outside of San Francisco Bay.

February 18, 2013

Barb Block explains biologging which is revolutionizing how we understand sea creatures' "function, population structure, fisheries maangement and species' physiological and eveolutionary constraints."  

February 18, 2013

At AAAS 2013, Barb Block explains the latest in biologging technology and the benefits to scientists seeking to track animal movements.

February 15, 2013

Four graduate students from the University of Hawaii, Manoa were awarded scholarships to particapate in COS's recent Ocean Leadership Practicum.

January 29, 2013

Steve Palumbi lays out the facts pertaining to seafood labeling, fact and fiction, with an explanation of his DNA research and field work.

December 14, 2012

Despite general recognition of the human role in the plight of coral reefs, the vast majority of research focuses on the ecological rather than the human dimensions of reef ecosystems, limiting our understanding of social relationships with these environments as well as potential solutions for reef recovery, Jack Kittinger and Larry Crowder discover.

January 14, 2013

Susanne Moser explains the implications of her research on climate change impacts on the Northwest of the United States, including threats to infrastructure from rising sea levels.

January 7, 2013

New research by Steve Palumbi and others on corals that tolerate warmer ocean waters is published.

January 8, 2013

Larry Crowder explains recently published research on corals that not only survive but thrive in heated ocean waters, offering hope as the impacts of climate change are felt.