1: SIO Director Charles Kennel makes opening remarks on coastal ocean research; 2: Preserving California's Coastline - studies of California's coast over the years, including CalCOFI; 2: Monitoring Kelp Forest Ecology - professor Paul Dayton discusses the changing California kelp forest habitat, and his Point Loma kelp bed studies;
3: Tracking Coastal Conditions - physical oceanographer John Largier studies pollutant runoff and transport in the ocean. Shows staff research associate Melissa Carter and diving technician Cary Humphreys;
4: Investigating Marine Pollution: postdoctoral biologist Dimitri Deheyn conducts experiments to determine effect of marine pollutants on brittle stars.; 5: Analyzing Microbial Worlds: SIO professor Farooq Azam examines the survivability and fate of disease-causing bacteria in the oceans. Shows postdoctoral researcher Richard Wong.
Closing comments by Director Charles Kennel.