CeNCOOS ocean-current monitoring station on the Central California coast.

CeNCOOS ocean-current monitoring station on the Central California coast.
US government approves $11 million grant for “eyes on the ocean” off Central and Northern California

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently approved a five-year, $11 million grant to the Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS). On December 5-6, 2016, CeNCOOS will hold its annual meeting to discuss recent discoveries and future plans for monitoring the coast using funds from their new federal grant.
This pointy-nosed blue chimaera (Hydrolagus cf. trolli) was videotaped by MBARI's remotely operated vehicle Tiburon near the summit of Davidson Seamount, off the coast of Central California at a depth of about 1,640 meters. Image: (c) 2007 MBARI

The pointy-nosed blue chimaera really gets around

An unusual deep-sea fish that was previously identified in the Southeastern Pacific has recently been found to live around the Hawaiian Islands and off the coast of Central California as well.