A view from above of the rim fire near Yosemite. With it 80 percent contained, scientists who study wild fires say the event is valuable for studying the effects of forest management techniques.
(via University of California Instagram)
Octavio Aburto, a Scripps Oceanography research scientist, traveled to a marine reserve in Mexico and took this stunning photo of bigeye jacks swirling like a tornado in front of David Castro, a local naturalist.
(And in case you think it’s photoshopped, here’s the behind the scenes video.)
Chances are the olives in your kitchen come from California. Watch how researchers are finding new ways to harvest this tasty crop.
“The United States is the world’s largest table olive and olive oil market. Traditionally olives have been harvested by pickers wearing gloves and they stripped down the branch into a twenty-pound bucket they wear around their waist. Unfortunately the cost is becoming prohibitive and labor availability is decreasing sharply. What we’re really hoping is the mechanical harvesting will be cheaper, be more reliable than trying to find an uneven labor force and it will allow us to sustain an industry that has a nice long history in California.” – Louise Ferguson, UC Davis Extension Specialist