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Bodega Marine Laboratory

Raised toward our $2,000 Goal
20 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 30, at 11:59 PM PST
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Advancing science to protect our oceans

Believe it or not, one of our planet’s greatest defenders against climate change lies beneath the sea.

Kelp, a large brown seaweed, performs functions vital to ocean health. Like their above-land counterparts, kelp forests store carbon dioxide, the main driver of global climate change. They also serve as a crucial habitat to many species of ocean life—including the much-prized abalone—and have commercial value in food, pharmaceuticals and flame retardants.

But our kelp forests are collapsing at an alarming rate. Northern California’s kelp forests have been reduced by as much as 95 percent in recent years due to ocean heat waves, a sea star disease outbreak, and an explosion of sea urchins that feed on kelp.

At the Bodega Marine Laboratory, we are drawing on decades of scientific observation and data to better understand and counteract these forces.

As always at the Bodega Marine Laboratory, students at every level are key to advancing this science, working under the mentorship of our seasoned researchers. Many are the first in their families to attend college, and their hands-on experience at our laboratory ignites them with passion and purpose.

On Giving Tuesday, you can support the science that preserves ocean health and help grow the next generation of marine science leaders! Thank you for your support!

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Thank You from BML Director!

To show our appreciation, you will receive a personalized thank you note from the Bodega Marine Laboratory director.


Handwritten Thank You Note!

To recognize your generosity, you will receive a handwritten thank you note from Bodega Marine Laboratory.


Recognition in Newsletter!

To thank you for your support, we will include your name in the Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute newsletter.


Tour of Facility!

To provide a behind the scenes look at the impact of your gift, we will give you a tour of Bodega Marine Laboratory.


Recognition Tile!

To publicly recognize your commitment to Bodega Marine Laboratory, we'll add your name to a tile at the Lab's entrance.

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