About This Project
University of California - Davis
Protecting the ocean's biodiversity is essential for the health of the planet and communities. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are created around the world to safeguard biodiversity. In Northern California, a collaboration with the local fishing community helps make sure that the MPAs are doing their job. But some fish species won’t bite hooks and therefore don't get counted. We are applying a genetic technology called environmental DNA (eDNA) to count these missing fish species.