Tag Archives: science

Cover of MPA Coastal Explorer Guide

Discover Marine Protected Areas: Coastal Explorer Guide

May 15th, 2020

A 16-page kids activity booklet that features fun activities to educate its readers on marine protected areas, wildlife, ocean safety, marine stewardship, recreational opportunities, and more. Download and print the whole booklet or individual pages!

JOIN US Nov. 1 in Sacramento for an OPC Workshop on California’s Great White Sharks

October 24th, 2017

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Ocean Protection Council Workshops focus on bringing thought leaders in science and policy together to provide policymakers with the latest information to help inform decision making on coast and ocean management  in California.

Why I’m Working at the Boundary of Science and Policy

April 12th, 2017

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Sometime in February 2004, I was sitting on a boat in the Bay of Thailand getting ready to do my first open water SCUBA dive. I did not know it at the time, but this dive would change the trajectory of my life. I had graduated […]

Reef Check on the Radio

October 9th, 2015

Reef Check, a worldwide organization dedicated to monitoring the health of reef ecosystems, has been busy here in California.  They are training volunteer divers to study some of the coast’s most remote marine protected areas in Big Sur, the Channel Islands, and off the rugged North Coast.   Their work was the subject of a […]

Western Society of Naturalists 2015 Meeting

September 8th, 2015

This year’s annual WSN meeting will be held November 5th-8th in Sacramento, CA.   Find out more and register here by October 1.  This year’s WSN meeting will highlight “Marine Science Informing Management” and showcase the opportunities for WSN members’ work to aid decision makers.  Special topics include Evaluating Protected Areas, Long-term Monitoring for Long-term Change, […]