Strange & Weird
The California Undersea Imagery Archive is initiating a crowd-sourcing effort to document the observations of fishes and invertebrates in new and unusual places, including movements north from Mexico into southern California and movements from southern California north of Point Conception. Informational flyers were distributed at dive shops along the entire state in a wide-reaching request for video imagery and associated metadata.
National Academy of Sciences Honor
School of Natural Sciences/IfAME professor Dr. Cheryl Logan has been invited to participate as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Interventions to Increase the Resilience of Coral Reefs. The mission of this committee is to review the science and assess potential risks and benefits of ecological and genetic interventions that have potential to enhance the recovery and persistence of coral reefs threatened by rapidly deteriorating environmental conditions.
Marine Science On Board
The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) has elected CSUMB Marine Science/IfAME professor Dr. Corey Garza to their Board of Directors. SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.