CMBC Grads making Waves

We once again take a few minutes to follow some of our CMBC graduates as they make a difference in the world of marine science


STEPHANIE NEHASIL (MAS-MBC 2010) has received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship award and was admitted as a PhD student into the UCSD Department of Biology. She will be working with the Kurle lab and NOAA SWFSC on how environmental variability drives predator-prey dynamics in the California Current Ecosystem.







ERENDIRA ACEVES (MAS-MBC 2009) has completed her Ph.D. at the Bren School(UCSB) working on the ecological and social impacts of Gulf of California Pelagic Fisheries. Focusing primarily on artisanal fisheries, her research seeks to understand the social and ecological consequences of different spatial management tools to inform policy-making.








JENNIFER MCWHORTER (MAS-MBC – 2014) is featured in this 13 minute clip about what she does as Public Relations Coordinator for the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) and the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCOOS).

“In my current position, I communicate various applications of oceanographic data observations to a broad audience of stakeholders. My time is split between the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) and the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS) both of which focus on applied science. CDIP owns and operates a network of 65 wave buoys around the entire U.S. including the Puerto Rico, Guam, the Marshall Island, Palau and American Samoa. “

Deep sea expedition

ROC HITS Costa Rica Margin has been exploring geochemically active sites where high concentration of methane bubbles emerge from beneath the seafloor into oxygen-poor, pitch black waters. CMBC Directors Lisa Levin and Greg Rouse, and Ph.D. student Jennifer Le are among the researchers on this expedition.

An octopus reaches out to touch the robotic arm of Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV) AlvinĀ  earlier this week. The ROC HITS Costa Rica Margin Expedition funded by the National Science Foundation and led by Chief Scientist Erik Cordes from Temple University. Researchers are aboard the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s RV/Atlantis .

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