October 19, 2019
  • 9:26 pm Inspiration from Latinx Leaders Fighting for Climate
  • 10:17 pm New tools for dynamic ocean management: EcoCast vs. Marxan and more
  • 10:03 pm How do Hurricanes Affect Marine Life?
  • 8:05 pm How is the deep sea so diverse? The struggle is real for late 1900s ecologists
  • 4:54 am ​​​​​​​It’s not just about marine mammals anymore: How ocean noise can harm marine ecosystems
Inspiration from Latinx Leaders Fighting for Climate

“Viva la causa!” This was the cry heard in the scorching California heat as hundreds of Latinx farmers were led by Cesar Chavez in the 1960s. They chanted as they fought for basic human rights, like protection from polluted air—something this community is still fighting for today. Latinx communities have played a vital role in […]


Editor’s note: Heather Welch is a research associate with the University of California at Santa Cruz and the (US) NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center’s Environmental Research Division. The Skimmer spoke with her about her research, which focuses on understanding and planning for the spatial and temporal dynamics of large-scale marine processes.   The Skimmer: We […]


Early fall means hurricane season for those living near the Caribbean, South Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico. We know that hurricanes can be devastating on land—history is full of infamous storms that forever changed the areas affected (like Hurricane Andrew in Florida and Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf). This year we’ve already seen the devastating […]