Oceans/marine

Wetlands UC Santa Cruz

Wetlands offer valuable return on investment

Coastal habitats prevented more than $600 million in property losses during Hurricane Sandy, study finds.

UC Davis agroforestry

How scientists are taking on the global food crisis

Amid a changing climate, researchers race to develop staple crops that resist heat, drought and disease.

UC Berkeley water startup

Startup helps people find out what they’re drinking

A UC Berkeley team provides much needed oversight of the largest unchecked threat to water safety.

UC San Diego surfing patagonia

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.

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