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Predicting changes in structure and function of ecosystems requires large-scale and long-term studies. We integrated kelp forest data from 469 sites/373 species spanning Alaska, USA, to Baja California, Mexico. Results from a recent publication suggest that coastal communities that are … Continue reading

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Collective Action in Northwest Mexico Fisheries

Some sustainable fisheries in northwest Mexico have been collectively developed and implemented by fishers, NGOs, academia, and government. This allows the users to be involved in the decision making, using the best available science, and regulations to be appropriate. This … Continue reading

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California’s Other Gold

Researchers assess how the quality of red sea urchin roe — uni — influences fishermen’s behavior… They explored how sea urchin quality could be quantified and used to predict fishermen’s behavior. She and her colleagues found that understanding the local … Continue reading

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Tijuana River Valley Historical Ecology Investigation

The Tijuana River Valley Historical Investigation Report is out. It highlights the changes the Tijuana River Valley has gone trough since the mid 1800s. It presents a historical perspective on how the valleys ecosystems used to function, which will help … Continue reading

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Tijuana Estuary and climate change

Photo: Alessandra Selgi-Harrigan “The San Diego Foundation recently awarded a grant of $39,743 to TRNERR and SWIA to study some of the effects of climate change in the Tijuana Estuary. This grant was one of three to fund studies on climate change research.” … Continue reading

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Not at Home on the Range

“A new study on parasites that infect a marine snail suggests that though hosts might expand their geographical range, the parasites don’t always follow” By : Sonia Fernandez   Photo: Julie Hopper

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10th Annual Fiesta Del Rio Is A Hit With The Kids

“The estuary is part of a system of 28 living laboratories set on the coastline funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,” said reserve manager Chris Peregrin during the opening ceremony. Photo: Alessandra Selgi-Harrigan “Julio Lorda, a post-doctoral researcher showed … Continue reading

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