Can MPAs provide refuge from ocean acidification? Our new Ocean Protection Council grant will help us find out

This is a super cool, newly funded OPC award that the COAST Lab is excited to be a part of.  We’re working with the Ocean Recoveries Lab (that’s Adrian Stier at UCSB), the Kerry Nickols Lab at CSUN, kelp guru/post-doc Tom Bell, and UCSB’s Gretchen Hofmann to study how MPAs might help commercially important species survive changing ocean conditions.