We've got exciting news...#CCFRP is expanding statewide! Joining @mosslandingmarinelabs and @cal_poly (South Central region) in the sampling effort will be @humboldtstate (North), @bodegamarinelab (North Central), @ucsantabarbara (South), and @ucsdtritons/@scripps_ocean (South). We are looking forward to successful partnerships with these institutions, CPFV captains, local fishing communities, and resource managers, to provide scientific data for #fisheries management and evaluate #MPA performance. Stay tuned for more updates on our upcoming field season! Pictured are science crew members from MLML, Cal Poly, HSU, and BML at our recent training workshop!
Photograph by @Paulnicklen // Sometimes they look over at you and instantly grab you by the heart. Approximately one in a thousand fur seals are born as ‘blonde' variants. The Antarctic fur seal was very heavily hunted in the 18th and 19th centuries for its dense fur by sealers from the United States and Great Britain. By the early 20th century, the seal was regarded as commercially extinct, and perhaps completely extinct. Today, their numbers have returned to near historic numbers. We as humans are capable of doing great harm but we are also capable of great compassion. #follow me on @paulnicklen to see my favorite images from #antarctica. #nature#naturephotography#naturalhair#gratitude#greatness#MPA#explore