Congrats to our summer interns

The COAST Lab hosted a group of three incredibly talented students this summer and we’re sad to see them go.

  • Spencer Johnson, from Western Washington University, studied whether the attenuation of currents by kelp lead directly to observable changes in dissolved oxygen. his work was supported by the Ocean Global Change Biology NSF REU site at UCSB.
  • Venus Meza, from UCSB, investigated the role of tidal variability in controlling ecosystem metabolism in Carpinteria Salt Marsh. Her work was supported by the Spatiotemporal Innovation Center NSF REU site at Harvard University.
  • Dan Willett, from UC Berkeley, explored wind and wave statistics in the Santa Barbara Channel. This work was supported by our NSF-funded research project focused on turbulence in the wave-affected surface layer.

Many thanks go to Alex Fisher and (not pictured here) Chris Moran for helping this crew have a great summer.