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Jennifer Brandon (CCE), “Plastic Pollution: Myths, Facts, and How You Can Help”: Presenting a popular but poorly understood topic to broad and diverse audiences.

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Maitreyi Nagarkar (CCE), Temporal Dynamics of Microbial Plankton Diversity at a Long-Term Ecological Monitoring Site.

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Ali Freibott (CCE), Patterns of phytoplankton diversity and mortality due to grazing across trophic gradients in the Southern California Current.

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Sloane Viola (SBC), The Role of Disturbance, Larval Supply, and Native Community on the Establishment of a Non-Native Species on Oil Platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel.

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Students working hard and testing out those salad containers.

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Students working hard and testing out those salad containers.

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DIY tipping buckets. Take note of the yellow pool noodle used to cushion the buckets when they tip.

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Yeah, those are filter feeding tunicates secured to bathroom tiles with super glue…

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Kelp secured with zip-ties and plumbing hardware in big plastic bags.

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And, as researchers, we’re right down there too.