1949-Present

The California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigation (CalCOFI) is launched at Scripps by state and federal agencies to solve the mystery of the declining sardine fishery. Over the following 50 years, CalCOFI becomes the most comprehensive examination of a coastal environment ever undertaken. It continues to collect data on the physical oceanography and marine biology of the California Current.

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1949
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