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Size Matters: Smaller Fish and Endangered Reefs

Size Matters: Smaller Fish and Endangered Reefs

UC Santa Barbara research biologist Jenn Caselle recently published a study revealing the importance of and threats to the California sheephead fish (Semicossyphus pulcher) in maintaining healthy marine ecosystems. Caselle…

UCSB Recieves National Science Foundation Funding For Research

Two UCSB research teams have received multimillion dollar long-term research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund their studies of kelp forests and coral reefs along the Santa…

Scientists Find Algae-Clearing Fish Foster Coral Growth

Researchers at UCSB’s Marine Science Institute recently discovered a link between the behavior of algae-eating fish and the resiliency of coral reefs. At the Moorea Coral Reef in French Polynesia,…