New SF Examiner editorial by graduate student Chrissy Edmiston

A researcher on a rescue boat pointing a camera at a shipping vessel
Photo by Chris Scianni

In 1849, the Gold Rush brought over 700 ships carrying fortune-seeking gold miners to the San Francisco Bay Area looking to “strike it rich.” Little did they know that historical events like this, and a boom in the maritime industry, would bring an influx of vessels carrying tiny aquatic hitchhikers. Today, after a century and a half of maritime industry, San Francisco Bay is now home to more invasive species than any estuary in the world.

Read an article about research on these tiny hitchhikers by EOS Center graduate student Chrissy Edmiston in this week’s issue of the San Francisco Examiner.