UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography have discovered a way to more efficiently develop potential drugs from ocean bacteria. The full article can be found at http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/Jan/24/ucsd-scripps-moore-yamanaka/. Essentially, researchers using ocean bacteria, which can not be grown in a lab, developed a new method to create previously unknown biological processes. These new processes produce antibiotics… Read more »
California Yellowtail Research
During the summer fishing season in southern California, the yellowtail are a prized fish onboard the Sea Star. These fish put up a great fight, excite everyone onboard, and make for great dinner meals! This last year, we caught an 18lb yellow in the middle of August and everyone onboard was stoked! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200667676591328&set=o.162031247182536&type=1&theater There isn’t… Read more »
Why are the large swells good for fishermen?
The large swells off the Southern California coast can be deadly for surfers, kayakers, and fishermen alike. However, when the swells calm down, they bring life to California’s inshore sportfishing grounds. The large storm to the north of Oceanside produced very large waves this past weekend. When this happened, upwelling occurred. Upwelling is when the… Read more »