Marine Wildlife Care Center
The Marine Wildlife Care Center was is a 4,500-square-foot facility on the Humboldt State University campus designed to to care for oiled seabirds in the event of a spill along California's North Coast. It is part of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN), a network of wildlife emergency response centers along the California coast, established by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR).
Marine Mammal Stranding Network
The California Marine Mammal Stranding Network (CMMSN) coordinates approximately 20 public and private institutions involved in recording the circumstances and biological information surrounding marine mammal strandings. The HSU Vertebrate Museum is responsible for all dead strandings from Pelican State Beach (near the Oregon border) to Siskyone Wilderness State Park (north of Highway 1, Mendocino County).
Marine Mammal Education and Research Program
The Marine Mammal Education and Research Program (MMERP) is an internship program that consists of both graduate and undergraduate students at Humboldt State University. Originally designed to facilitate doing shore surveys of local Gray whales, MMERP has evolved to incorporate numerous projects involving a wide range of marine mammals throughout Northern California.
HSU Ocean Observing Network
The Ocean Observing Group at Humboldt State University (HSU) serves real time and historical coastal oceanographic and meteorological data from sensors it operates as well as from partner organizations. Sensors include the Humboldt Shore Station, Trinidad Pier Station and the Indian Island Station. Also available is the Oyster Conditions Website that features real time data for oyster farmers in Humboldt Bay.
HSU Cooperative Fisheries Oceanography Research
The Cooperative Fisheries Oceanography Research Team (CFORT) is based at Humboldt State University and conducts research focused on informing management of living marine resources as mandated under the Magnuson-Stevens Act, with a focus on the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) and particularly that portion of the CCLME off northern California. Our goal is to provide scientific information that contributes directly to improved management of marine fisheries and living marine resources in an ecosystem context.