African Lion Research and Conservation
Researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz, Living With Lions and Ewaso Lions are conducting a new study to better understand how human activities impact the physiology and behavior of Africa's threatened lions. The research collaboration is using state-of-the-art SMART (Species Movement, Acceleration, and Radio Tracking) wildlife collars to continuously monitor the movements and predation of a number of male coalitions and female prides in Laikipia County, Kenya.
Seaotters.com is dedicated to raising awareness about California's threatened sea otters and the role research plays in the species recovery and conservation. It's a collaboration of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, U.C. Santa Cruz, U.C. Davis, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife, among others. Seaotters.com is also home of the world's first HD live stream of southern sea otters in the wild.
I ♥ Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Recognizing the need to better educate and inform the public about responsible wildlife viewing along the California coastline, seaotters.com and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary have teamed up to help protect marine life from disturbance by launching the 'I ♥ Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary' outreach campaign.
A Seal's Life
A Seal's Life, a Wharton Media production in association with National Geographic Mission Programs, is a documentary that intimately details the life and habitat of the northern elephant seal. Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and world-renowned ocean explorer and advocate, narrates this inspiring story of survival, resilience and hope. Filming took over two years to complete and occurred at such remote locations as Año Nuevo State Reserve, California Channel Islands, Farallon Islands, Piedras Blancas, Point Reyes National Seashore and Isla de Guadalupe, Mexico. A Seal's Life premiered at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Southall Environmental Associates, Inc.
Wharton Media has partnered with SEA, Inc., an international research company that delivers science to support conservation management, to develop strategic digital media outreach assets and solutions in support of their multi-year SOCAL-BRS (Southern California Behavioral Response Study) research project off the coast of Southern California. The overall objective of SOCAL-BRS is to measure the impacts of anthropogenic noise sources on marine mammals using acoustic tags to provide a better scientific basis for estimating risk and minimizing effects of active sonar for the U.S. Navy and regulatory agencies.
Santa Cruz Puma Project
With most large predators now in decline worldwide, a University of California, Santa Cruz research project is now underway to better understand their physiology, behavior and ecology so as to better inform their management and conservation. Santacruzpumas.org is the official education and outreach website for this research effort.