Ribbon worms are an understudied but abundant element of coastal marine ecosystems. UC Davis undergraduate Madeline Frey surveyed the ribbon worm species around Bodega Marine Reserve. Her work provides baseline data about nemerteans given ecosystem shifts occuring with climate change. Mentored by Professor Eric Sanford of UC Davis, Frey’s research was supported by the UC Natural Reserve System’s Field Science Fellowship.
Climate change at the land-sea interface, Eric Sanford, UC Davis
Professor Eric Sanford of UC Davis discusses research at Bodega Marine Reserve focused on understanding how warming oceans are affecting the distribution and abundance of marine animals on the coast of California.Decorator crabs make high fashion at low tide, KQED Deep Look
When you live by the seashore, one day you’re in, the next day you’re lunch. So these crabs don the latest in seaweed outerwear and anemone accessories to blend in. Bodega Marine Reserve is where UC Davis researcher Jay Stachowitz studies these safety-conscious fashionistas. Student research at Bodega Marine Laboratory, UC Davis
Bodega Marine Reserve is the wet and wild backdrop for eye-opening courses on coastal marine research and marine invertebrates. The chance to get hands, feet, and wetsuits soaked while conducting experiments on crabs, snails, anemones, and other residents of reserve shores keeps students eager to discover more. Ocean Babies on Acid, ClimateScience.tv
What happens to the delicate larvae of ocean creatures when they’re exposed to increasing acid levels in the ocean? That’s the question marine biologists Eric Sanford of UC Davis and Steve Palumbi of Stanford are trying to answer through experiments with sea urchins from the NRS’s Bodega Marine Reserve.Stargazing on Rocky Shores, UC Office of the President
The NRS’s Bodega Marine Reserve gives UC Davis professor Eric Sanford access to the wild sea stars and mussels he studies to determine how climate change will affect ecosystems along the California coast. A UC grad student with a mission – and a view, UC Davis
UC Davis graduate student Jill Bible teaches science, but she definitely enjoys the hands-on research she conducts at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Reseve/Lab. Oysters are ecologically important, UC Davis
UC Davis graduate student Jill Bible teaches science, but she definitely enjoys the hands-on research she conducts at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Reseve/Lab.