Balancing Act: How Palos Verdes' Kelp Forests Rose from the Ashes
Chrissy Tustison, MAS MBC Candidate '19
August 22, 2018
Off the coast of Southern California, kelp productivity generates thriving marine forests that offer a range of ecosystem services to local communities, from healthy fisheries to recreational opportunities like scuba diving.
Into Thin Air: The Disappearance of a Vital Marine Resource off California's Coast
Kate Meyer, MAS MBC Candidate '19
October 11, 2018
A warming global temperature is one of the hallmarks of climate change, and our oceans absorb a disproportionate amount of that heat. When water warms up, it loses its capacity to hold oxygen molecules and many areas off California's coastline are experiencing decreases in dissolved oxygen as a result.
Hear from MAS MBC Alumna Cynthia Matzke who just returned from diving in the Arctic with a team of polar explorers, to document disappearing sea ice and conduct cultural exchanges in remote Inuit communities.
So how did I find myself in front of the California Coastal Commission making a public comment? It all started with the MAS MBC program director, Samantha Murrayâ€¦ and ended with a professional surfer, a German filmmaker, and equal pay for women.