HSWRI has been collaborating with Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) on #ClimateChange research since 2007, especially the effects of ocean acidification on marine fish. Ocean acidification is the increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) and decrease in pH in the ocean due to activities like fossil fuel burning.
Working under Dr. David Checkley, Dr. Sara Shen of SIO recently discovered that essential eye movements of young white seabass are not greatly affected by higher CO2 levels, so their ability to find food and avoid predators shouldn't be heavily impacted. The white seabass were supplied by our Sustainable Seafood Program: a great example of the value of aquaculture as both a source of food and as a catalyst for science to #SeaChange! ... See More
Wednesday January 4th, 2017 - 3:58 pm
New year, new plate! Be sure to renew your Discover Florida's Oceans plate this year and help support HSWRI's Florida marine mammal stranding response! Visit www.discoverfloridasoceans.org #ThrivingOceans ... See More
Saturday December 31st, 2016 - 11:51 am
Looking to #GiveBack this year? Make sure you get your donation in before the end of the year! Help to create a #SeaChange and steward a planet where humans and #MarineLife thrive together. Learn more at helpseachange.org #Nonprofit ... See More
Wednesday December 28th, 2016 - 6:24 pm
Sound plays an integral role in animals' lives - it helps them care for young, find food, and avoid predators. Our researchers studied several killer whales and found they can imitate sounds made by dolphins living near them. These incredible whales are the only mammals other than humans known to be capable of vocal learning.
Your donations to our animal behavior program help us conduct field work to understand animal communication and uncover ways to minimize human impact-related injuries and deaths among marine life. Help us ensure that humans and animals can thrive together! #SeaChange bit.ly/1NIkULk... See More
Tuesday December 27th, 2016 - 7:49 pm
As wild fish stocks decrease, aquaculture is the practical solution to produce food sustainably, help replenish depleted fisheries and reduce our country's reliance on imported seafood. For more than 30 years, HSWRI has been renewing wild stocks by sustainably producing and releasing white seabass at our local hatchery, the only one of its kind on the west coast of the United States.
With your donation, we can release more seabass and expand our efforts to other species in need of conservation. Help us feed the world through #ThrivingOceans! #GiveBack bit.ly/1NIkULk... See More