Bodega Marine Reserve research coordinator Jackie Sones has worked in or walked on the rocky shores of the North Coast almost every day for the last 15 years. But while she was surveying the reserve for sea stars in mid-June, she saw something new: strips of bleached algae draped across the rocks, like frost, and a swath of dead mussels, hundreds or maybe thousands of them, … Continue reading California’s Early June Heat Wave Cooked Coastal Mussels in Place
Zoë SchlangerNew York Times For more than a century, the core mission of the National Park Service has been preserving the natural heritage of the United States. But now, as the planet warms, transforming ecosystems, the agency is conceding that its traditional goal of absolute conservation is no longer viable in many cases. Late last month the service published an 80-page document that lays out new … Continue reading What to Save? Climate Change Forces Brutal Choices at National Parks.
April 26-27 – 24 hours starting at 5pm A BioBlitz is a concentrated effort to discover and document as many species of plants, animals, and other organisms in a certain period. This helps map the biodiversity of a given area and can be used as a tool to measure impacts and changes over time. This “snapshot” of biodiversity is a great way to connect the … Continue reading BioBlitz 2019 is Coming!
This event was canceled on 23 January 2017. Join Dorothy Horn at 6 p.m., Tuesday, 24 January, in the Cabrillo auditorium for her lecture, Pervasive plastics: A new challenge for crabs and our sandy beach ecosystems as part of the Cabrillo National Monument continuing education lecture series 2017. Learn more about Dorothy Horn here: pervasive-plastics-2-1 Continue reading CANCELED: Continuing Education Lecture Series: Pervasive Plastics
The NPS Climate Change Response Program and the University of Washington are pleased to invite graduate and upper-level graduate students and recent graduates to apply to the 2017 Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) Initiative! The YLCC is a paid summer internship to work on diverse issues related to climate change and its effects in national parks. Please distribute to interested parties, with special attention to … Continue reading 2017 Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) Initiative
Here’s an interesting video from UC Berkeley that highlights the relationship being built between scientists and the NPS to better understand what’s happening in the world around us by conducting research in our national parks. Continue reading Science for Parks, Parks for Science