February 2016

California marine life feeling the heat of climate change

Monterey Bay is home to an astonishing array of marine life, from kelp forests to sea otters to migrating whales. The secret to its productivity: the California Current.

Monterey Bay’s rich ecosystem naturally varies in response to physical changes in the environment. But human-caused carbon dioxide emissions are driving long-term shifts that could impact fisheries and vulnerable marine species in ways we’ve never seen before.

National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI) Impacts After 5 Years

Since 2009, the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation—better known as NNOCCI—has been a collaborative effort to raise the discourse around climate change and ocean acidification.