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Scientific Diving

Scientific Diving

Aquarium Education Program

Aquarium of the Pacific AAUS Volunteer Diving Program, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO), Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS), Channel Islands National Park (CINP), California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG)

November 7, 2005

Channel Islands Monitoring (2005)  buttonLink

The overall goal of this community-based research program is to train volunteer non-scientists to conduct research and collect data relating toquestions of marine conservation and management inside the recently established Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) of the CINMS. Data was collected during a one week research expedition to the Channel Islands, where the divers practiced data collection following specific sampling protocols. Information obtained was used to supplement existing monitoring projects already underway by researchers at UCSB, PISCO, CDFG, the CINMS, and the Channel Islands National Park Service’s Kelp Forest Monitoring Program (KFM), among others.

Aquarium Education Program

Aquarium of the Pacific and UC Davis/Sea Grant

November 7, 2005

UC Davis/Sea Grant – Marine Debris Study (Derelict Gear Pilot Project) (2005)  buttonLink

Aquarium scientific divers-in-training participated in part of a statewide study managed by University of California, Davis/Sea Grant and funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Coastal Conservancy to locate and identify abandoned marine debris in the waters surrounding Catalina Island.

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Mike Navarro, CSU Fullerton

November 7, 2005

Tracking the Brown Sea Hare (Aplysia californica) in the Southern California Bight (2005)  buttonLink

Volunteer scientific divers from the Aquarium of the Pacific assisted California State University, Fullerton PhD. candidate Mike Navarro with his studies aimed at understanding how larvae of many species disperse in ocean currents.

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Diana Lloyd, CSU Fullerton

November 7, 2005

Cal State Fullerton – Larval Mollusc Movement Study (2005)  buttonLink

Scientific divers from the Aquarium of the Pacific assisted graduate students from California State University, Fullerton by collecting larval sea hares and various other mollusks. Deciphering the connectivity of marine populations involves tracking larval sources and settlement sites.

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Bridgette Nace, CSU Northridge

November 7, 2004

Reproductive Behavior and Coloration of Black Perch (Embiotoca jacksoni)  (2004)  buttonLink

Aquarium scientific divers assisted with weekly observations from the Summer of 2004 through the Summer of 2005 as part of a study to determine details of the spawning periodicity of black perch, in King Harbor at Redondo Beach, California.

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