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Inaugural Fred Keeley Coastal Scholars learn by doing

Feb 4, 2016 Erica Ferrer (Cowell, ’16, marine biology) and Linda Pineda (College Eight, ’16, Earth sciences) are the inaugural recipients of the Fred Keeley Coastal Scholarship–a new program that supports hands-on summer research for UC Santa Cruz students interested in coastal sustainability.

Wells Fargo funds coastal sustainability fellowships and graduate program

Jan 26, 2016 $560,000 grant will support graduate fellowships and development of a new graduate program.

Spread of algal toxin through marine food web broke records in 2015

Dec 17, 2015 Researchers found record levels of the algal toxin domoic acid in samples from a wide range of marine organisms in 2015.

Sea lions exposed to algal toxin show impaired spatial memory

Dec 14, 2015 Brain damage caused by the neurotoxin domoic acid may affect sea lions' ability to survive in the wild.

Dancing biologist finds inspiration in both art and science

Nov 18, 2015 For Xochitl Clare it’s easy to see a link between a 4,000-pound pinniped and a boisterous form of Cuban dance — a very real relationship between art and science.

Formation of coastal sea ice in North Pacific drives ocean circulation and climate

Oct 20, 2015 New understanding of changes in North Pacific ocean circulation could lead to better global climate models.

Big ideas

Oct 19, 2015 From saving falcons to peering into the universe, sequencing the human genome, and putting organic food on American tables, UC Santa Cruz has become known as the small university where big things happen.

Ocean scientist Adina Paytan to receive inaugural Dansgaard Award

Oct 8, 2015 The Dansgaard Award from the American Geophysical Union recognizes contributions to paleoceanography and paleoclimatology.

No reason to retire

Sep 21, 2015 In their 70s and 80s, many pioneer faculty are still working on campus—for the chance to open students’ eyes, for the excitement of discovery, and for the love of teaching.

Study identifies ways to reduce flood risk while protecting natural habitat

Jul 23, 2015 Scientists from UC Santa Cruz and The Nature Conservancy release a timely report as forecasts indicate El Niño could bring dangerous flooding to California.

Record-setting toxic algae bloom persists along U.S. West Coast

Jul 2, 2015 An extensive bloom of toxic algae along the West Coast has waxed and waned since it first appeared in early May, but it hasn't gone away.

Large bloom of toxic algae under way in Monterey Bay and beyond

Jun 2, 2015 Researchers have detected large blooms of toxin-producing algae in Monterey Bay, raising concerns about potential effects on marine mammals and seabirds.

Undergrads experience the rewards of research

Jun 1, 2015 Students such as Sanjin Mehic showcase one of UC Santa Cruz's most valuable opportunities—the chance to do original research as an undergraduate.

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