Sharks, Climate Change, and What Can Be Done
January 17, 2019

by Apryl Boyle, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of El Porto Shark The importance of sharks in climate change is not simply overlooked, but often unexpected. The relationship between these top predators and their role in our global climate continue …

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One of Los Angeles’ Early Women Marine Scientists: Sarah P. Monks
December 12, 2018

By Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., AltaSea Board Trustee and Professor of the Practice of Policy and Engineering, a joint appointment between the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy and the Viterbi School of  Engineering.     Los Angeles Harbor, …

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Plastic in pinnipeds, part of a very big problem
September 5, 2018

By Dr. Lauren Palmer, Veterinarian at Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles Over the last 26 years the Marine Mammal Care Center, located in San Pedro, has admitted almost 8,000 stranded marine mammals. These are primarily California sea lions, northern …

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STEAM Education at Point Fermin Marine Science Magnet
August 23, 2018

By Dayna Wells, Principal of Point Fermin Marine Science Magnet School Oh, did you think it meant something different?   Me too. At first, before last year happened. It was a classroom full of fifth graders that taught me the …

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Styrofoam Pollution and the Ocean
July 13, 2018

By Mary Luna, Coastal and Marine Scientist, Heal the Bay During my student days I used to drive from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica for a relaxing run on the sand. I’ve always found the shoreline a peaceful place. …

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