LiMPETS News – 2017

LiMPETS Data at Research Symposium

January, 2017

LiMPETS Science Education & Technology Manager, Monika Krach, presented coastal ecological data trends at the Bay Area’s Beyond the Golden Gate Research Symposium in December 2016 held at San Francisco State University. Through an oral presentation, attendees learned about the LiMPETS youth-based citizen science program and its long-term population trends of sea stars, mussels, and sea lettuces at monitoring sites along the North-central California coast. In a poster presentation, LiMPETS’s 15 years of sandy beach monitoring data revealed a correlation between El Nino events and recruitment of sand crabs at Ocean Beach in San Francisco.