A recent discovery of nearly 800,000 pounds of the banned chemical near Santa Catalina Island sparks new research for an institution that has spent five decades helping Southern California manage its coasts.
James Fawcett of the USC Sea Grant program at USC Dornsife explains how the line of ships floating off the coast waiting to offload goods is making a mark on the local environment. [5 min read]
Blooms of the toxic microbes can adversely affect marine life, seafood and water quality. Research funded by USC Sea Grant has found that climate change may make these events even more toxic. [4 ½ min read]
USC Dornsife environmental sciences major Nicholas Foster started diving for fun while serving in Hawaii with the Armed Forces. Now, he hopes protecting the ocean will go from a passion to his life’s work. [4 min read]
USC Sea Grant partners with the U.S. Geological Survey and the city of Santa Monica for a virtual reality installation that depicts the rising sea levels pushing the Southern California coastline eastward.
The Food for Thought educational outreach program enriches education in Los Angeles public schools using aquaponics as an active-learning platform for themes related to STEM as well as food and environmental justice.
The history of the Los Angeles basin’s coastal environment — and how we can ensure its future — were the focus of a recent USC Wrigley Institute symposium.
USC Sea Grant is building on its sea level rise study for L.A., so the same methods can be applied to the rest of L.A. County — from Malibu to Long Beach.
USC Sea Grant’s Linda Chilton is honored as an excellent educator with a friendly personality and endless enthusiasm for all things marine.