MENDOCINO Co., 4/24/19 — The changing climate is affecting which species can thrive in our Pacific coast marine ecosystems, and over the last several years, Northern California kelp forests have been in decline. Researchers at the Noyo Center for Marine Science in Fort Bragg have been working with scientists at the University of California to research changes to local kelp forests and to develop restoration projects. This Sunday, you can hear more about kelp forest restoration efforts during a talk at the Coast Community Library in Point Arena.
The event takes place on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. and will feature a presentation by Dr. Cynthia Cotton of UC Davis, who has been working on kelp forest restoration.
Here’s the full press release:
Point Arena, California: April 18, 2019
Current Status of North Coast Kelp Forests and Restoration Actions
On April 28, at 2:00 pm at our Sunday @ the Library program, the Coast Community Library in Point Arena, will host Dr. Cynthia Catton. Dr. Catton is an Environmental Scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and a Research Associate at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory. Dr. Catton will speak about the current status of Northern California’s kelp forest ecosystem and her work to support kelp forest restoration.
The Noyo Center for Marine Science in Fort Bragg, CA, is a partner with KELPRR (Kelp Ecosystem & Landscape Partnership for Research on Resilience). They are a multi-institutional and community-engaged research program that Dr. Catton helped establish. Their goals include filling critical knowledge gaps so as to aid in kelp recovery actions and maintaining kelp spore production in protected kelp refuge areas along the north coast of California.
For more information, please contact the Coast Community Library at (707) 882-3114