Kelp, UCLA Students & Us
Does kelp help protect marine organisms from the harmful effects of ocean acidification? Students at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) are working on their Senior Practicum to determine if our restored kelp forests off Palos Verdes act as a refuge for marine organisms in predicted hostile conditions. Working with TBF and Kristen Elsmore from UC Davis, these students will be monitoring sea water chemistry off the PV peninsula in hope to answer these pertinent questions.
Read more about their project HERE, and follow their scientific adventure on their blog: https://kelpteam.wordpress.com/blog/. And watch our Events page for a June event they are planning at UCLA on June 8th…more to come!
Earth Day Reads n' Views
Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, and we hope everyone will head outside and do something for the Earth’s benefit. As a group of people who work on behalf of the Earth – land and sea – every day, we’ve each read or watched something that has impacted or inspired us. In honor of Earth Day (and month), we wanted to share a few “staff picks”. Please post YOUR inspiring choices on our Facebook or Twitter!
A Sand County Almanac, by Aldo Leopold
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Control of Nature, John McPhee
Cradle to Cradle, by William McDonough & Michael Braungart
Desert Solitaire, by Edward Abbey
Eaarth, by Bill McKibben
Guns, Germs and Steel, by Jared Diamond
Mapping the Deep: The Extraordinary Story of Ocean Science, by Robert Zunzig
The Monkey Wrench Gang, by Edward Abbey
The Endurance, by Sir Ernest Shackleton
The Eternal Frontier, by Tim Flannery
The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss
A Plastic Ocean
COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret