Millions of Eggs Bring Program 1 Step Closer to Saving Species he Bodega Marine Laboratory’s white abalone program has millions of new additions following its most successful spawning ever at the University of California, Davis, facility. Three out of nine recently collected wild white abalone spawned last week, as did seven of 12 captive-bred white…Read more
The five robots plopped into Bodega Bay were designed to mimic the larvae that float around in the ocean, but it was hard to imagine these canisters — which looked a bit like Minions...
In August 2011, scientists walked into their labs and were met with a disturbing sight: thousands of purple sea urchins and other marine invertebrates were dead in their tanks—which are fed directly by seawater. Outside, the tea-colored ocean washed up carcasses of red abalone, large sea stars, and football-sized, snail-like chitons. Less conspicuous—but even more heavily…Read more
Stephen R. Palumbi received his Ph.D. from University of Washington in marine ecology. His research group studies the genetics, evolution, conservation, population biology and systematics of a diverse array of marine organisms. Dr, Palumbi will be speaking on the "Acclimation and adaptation to climate change: The view from genomics in corals and sea urchins". Professor…Read more
Guy Kovner of The Press Democrat is reporting that the scientists at the Bodega Marine Laboratory are concerned that a "dead zone" may be developing of the Sonoma Coast. Climate change is the likely cause of unprecedented mass of oxygen-poor water off the Sonoma Coast, a phenomenon that could harm the region's prized Dungeness crab…Read more
A KGO TV story about how Bodega Marine Lab has found a way to breed white abalone on the North Coast.Read more