Understanding marine biodiversity during times of increasing human impacts

The Santa Barbara Channel Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (SBC MBON) is designed to provide a complete picture of marine biodiversity in the region. We are developing a widely applicable research model that integrates new information with existing data to improve current research and monitoring programs.

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About the Research

Who is SBC MBON and what are we doing to understand the biodiversity in the Santa Barbara Channel? Learn about the people who make this research possible.

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Interactive Data Map

Research on marine ecosystems is active across the Channel. Explore the data with this interactive map and learn more about our local marine ecosystems here.

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Get Involved

The Miller Lab at the Marine Science Institute is seeking dedicated volunteers who are interested in research, ecology, marine science or scientific SCUBA diving.

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