Bay Nature Institute


The Pacific Ocean is one of the most important drivers of the California environment. What’s happening in the ocean directly influences our weather, our biodiversity, and our economy. The California Current, the primary feature of our region of the Pacific, is one of the most productive natural phenomena in the world. But right now we are watching the ocean and the Current operate in ways that are historically unprecedented. View Sea of Troubles video.

In Sea Change, a special series funded by a grant from the Schwemm Family Foundation, Bay Nature takes a closer look at the critical role of the eastern Pacific Ocean and California Current in shaping our region and at the ongoing dramatic changes that have marine and climate scientists revising their models for the future.