Final California king tides event for 2013-2014 season

It’s that time of year again for king tides! January 29th – 31st are the last days for California king tides during the 2013-2014 season. The California King Tides Initiative is asking members of the public to take photos of the highest tides of the year to help document and visualize the potential impacts of… [read more]

Sea level rise: when news isn’t news

Climate change has become a hot topic in more ways than one, so instead of jumping straight into the issues surrounding sea level rise it’s worth discussing how climate change or global warming can sometimes play out in the news. Let’s start with something cool, concrete, and agreeable: numbers. Most people would agree that .3… [read more]

Introducing oceanographer Josh Willis

In my ongoing pursuit to understand ocean science and marine life, I’ve attended many lectures. My favorite and one that still stands out in my memory was presented by Josh Willis, an oceanographer who works for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, more commonly known as JPL. What was so great about this talk? It was presented… [read more]