Ohman: Itís a fascinating part of our natural world and we need to understand that better to be able to manage it better. In a more practical sense, we depend on a variety of living marine resources from the California Current Ė a variety of fish populations, marine invertebrates, kelp forests and marine mammals and in order to sensibly manage their resources, we have to understand the dynamics of the ecosystem in which they function.
The California Current Ecosystem site will benefit
from more than 50 years of research conducted by
the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations.
For Science Today, Iím Larissa Branin.