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USC Sea Grant became an institutional program in 1972 and is based at the University of Southern California. Their primary responsibility is to contribute to solving the problems of the Urban Ocean, while recognizing the opportunities for coastal commerce, recreation and improving the quality of life in coastal regions such as Southern California.

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USC Sea Grant By the Numbers (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESULTED IN*

430000

ECONOMIC IMPACT ($)

14000

WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

30

COMMUNITIES ADOPT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES

29900

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in July 2017 for work conducted February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

USC Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Southern California Stories and News

It Was A No-Eyed, Many-Spined, Grazing, Purple, Kelp-Eater

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It Was A No-Eyed, Many-Spined, Grazing, Purple, Kelp-Eater

USC Sea Grant’s Collaborative, Applied Fisheries Research

It seems like the premise of a horror movie: giant armies of purple sea urchins mysteriously congregating, marching across the sea floor, and mowing down entire kelp forests. But alas, this is no movie.

Food for thought: classroom aquaponics program provides valuable experience for students in Los Angeles

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Food for thought: classroom aquaponics program provides valuable experience for students in Los Angeles

Nine schools in Los Angeles are raising fish in their classrooms with the help of USC Sea Grant as part of the Food for Thought Aquaponics and Seabass in the Classroom programs.

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