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Santa Cruz Lab


The Seabird Health program based at the Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center of the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, provides a regional center for understanding demographics and mortality trends in seabirds. Oikonos is a key partner in their efforts leading research projects and outreach activities.


Projects at the Lab

BIOPs – Biological Indicators of Pelagic Plastic Pollution

Seabird Bycatch in Alaska and Hawai‘i fisheries

Winged Ambassadors classroom lessons

Contact Project Leaders

Hannah Nevins, Erica Donnelly-Greenan, or Jessie Beck