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Surfing the world for microbes

Doctoral student Cliff Kapono sets out on an adventure to map the surfer microbiome.

The Benioff Ocean Initiative based at and led by UC Santa Barbara aims to research the root causes of pervasive ocean issues and use science to solve them.

Crowdsourcing sea change

Marc and Lynne Benioff's $10M gift establishes initiative at UC Santa Barbara to study and solve ocean issues.

UC Davis professor and marine ecologist Steven Morgan prepares to deploy yellow "robot larvae" off the coast of Bodega Bay.

Robot larvae deployed at sea

"Minion"-like robots reveal surprising ways marine larvae move, and what that means for the ocean.

UC San Diego reef sharks

Why sharks need a new soundtrack

Scary sharks may be box-office hits, but a study shows ominous music could be harming conservation efforts.

UC Berkeley foam

Carcinogen in drinking water traced to firefighting foam

Highly fluorinated compounds found near industrial and military sites, affecting millions.

Capuchin monkey UCLA

15 national treasures and the UCLA scientists working to save them

Experts from a variety of fields are developing new knowledge to help save these creatures.

UC Davis ozone pollution

10 powerful climate change insights for improving the planet

UC Davis research could solve pressing issues in health, economics and sustainability.

UC Santa Barbara cod

A recipe for saving cod

Scientists make a breakthrough that could help the poster child of fishery science.

Pacific Ocean at Scripps

Researchers can now monitor global warming due to human activity in real time

Scientists find the human impact on global warming can be distinguished from natural variability.

Climate change language UC ANR

Loss for words: Art, language and the challenges of living on a changing planet

Is climate change too abstract? A UC analyst says the right vocabulary can help us grapple with the problem.

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