Climate Change Science

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Climate change impacts are already beginning to affect our marine ecosystems as increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere dissolves into the oceans, leading to increased ocean acidification. This has impacts on corals and shellfish. Changes in water current patterns and temperatures have led to shifts in species habitats and ranges. USC has a number of researchers tackling many of these issues in their current research. At USC Sea Grant, we are funding these and other researchers and working to translate their findings to help coastal decision-makers develop policies to mitigate and/or adapt to these changes.


Research and Outreach Projects
Educational Tools
Funding Opportunities
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For more information
Alyssa Newton
National Focus Area
Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
Safe and Sustainable Seafood Supply