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Marine Science

Rick Starr is a Marine Scientist for the Sea Grant Extension Program for Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. His work as a marine advisor includes research, education, and outreach.


Marine Advisor Rick Starr is currently working in four primary areas.

1) Developing educational programs regarding marine resources and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS),
2) Helping promote and coordinate marine research and education in this region,
3) Providing technical advice and training, and providing leadership to help governmental agencies, environmental organizations, and resource users coordinate coastal resource management plans; and
4) Conducting research on rockfish distribution and abundance to help promote the wise use, conservation, and management of a valuable fishery resource.

Marine Science Staff

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Dr Richard M. Starr
Specialty: Marine ecology, fisheries, coastal resources
Sea Grant Extension Program, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
8272 Moss Landing Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Phone: (831) 771-4442
Fax: (831) 632-4403
Email: starr@mlml.calstate.edu