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Sightings of humpback whales feeding on anchovies have been common.

Sightings of humpback whales feeding on anchovies have been common.

Special report: The Wild, Wild West Coast

A warm blob of water, a bloom of toxic algae, unexpected sightings of ocean life, and an El NiƱo have left UC Santa Cruz researchers wondering what the future holds for North America's west coast and its marine ecosystem.

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Astronomers have big plans for space telescope

Astronomers have big plans for space telescope

UC Santa Cruz astronomers are involved in planning for WFIRST, a powerful new space telescope now under development by NASA.

Two professors win Sloan Research Fellowships

Two professors win Sloan Research Fellowships

Sloan Foundation includes astronomer Andrew Skemer and ecologist Kristy Kroeker among 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers.

Researchers help state on groundwater issues

Researchers help state on groundwater issues

UCSC study finds court adjudication of groundwater basins focuses more on resolving conflicts and less on sustainable groundwater management.

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