La Jolla Cove Microbial Diversity Project

A citizen science study by the SD Wet Lab

Attention all beach lovers! Have you ever wondered what bacteria you are swimming with?

You can help citizen scientists survey the microbial ecosystem of La Jolla Cove, an iconic swimming beach in Southern California, where humans, wildlife, and the physical environment interact in complex ways.

 

The Project

La Jolla Cove is an iconic swimming beach popular with tourists and locals. Known for its abundant marine mammals, sea birds, and fish, and neighboring a busy urban area, the Cove is a microcosm for the complex inter...   [read more]