Through a collaboration between California Department of Fish & Wildlife, NOAA Fisheries Service and Scripps Institution of Oceanography a cooperative was formed in 1949 to study and document the Pacific Coast Region. This group was named The California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) and was initially charged with studying the collapse of the sardine population in coastal California and has evolved over the years to study many aspects of marine life and climate science.
Four times per year research cruises disembark from the California Coast to stop at prescribed locations to monitor the ecological impacts of fish populations and the indicators of climate change. With more than seven decades of research data collected, the CalCOFI cruises are a rich source of data. Hillary Eggers is a Masters of Advanced Studies (MAS) graduate from Scripps Institute of Oceanography. She specializes in communicating science through education and media tools. She joined the February 2018 Winter CalCOFI cruise to work as a water quality volunteer and document the experience. Her photographs and videos document the tools, processes, and people involved in CalCOFI research.
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