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LPL very-buried P sensor recovery

9-23 April 2018 – Nearly 2 m of sand accreted over our pressure sensor buried in the mouth of Los Peñasquitos Lagoon, making it 3 m beneath ground level. After recovering the sensor in the surfzone and attempting to recover the lagoon mouth sensor, we had to resort to heavy machinery. Since the lagoon mouth was in the process of closing, recovery was a priority before the lagoon filled with water and the recovery became impossible. After a couple long days in the field, the pressure sensor was successfully recovered!

Thanks to Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications for some amazing photographs taken on the first day (before the heavy machinery!). And of course thanks to the amazing field crew – could not have done it without the immense efforts of Brian, Kent, Greg, Lucian, Rob, and Bill!



Newport Bay recovery

04 April 2018 – Kristen Davis from UC Irvine is leading a big study of Newport Bay and the exchange with the coastal ocean. After a far too exciting day in the field (fear of lost instruments), all moorings were successfully recovered!

Marshes on the Margins

21 March 2018 – Harvey and Giddings participated in a workshop that was part of the Marshes on the Margins project. Marshes on the Margins is investigating how heavily altered Southern California estuaries will be impacted by sea level rise, particularly thinking towards restoration strategies. The workshop was focused on Los Peñasquitos Lagoon as a case study location. Harvey presented the data she has collected and work she has done towards understanding the system as part of her dissertation.

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