UC Davis’ Bodega Marine Laboratory is looking for alumni, and the Tahoe Environmental Research Center has put out a call for photographs or films that show the lake’s shoreline with or without algae before the 1990s.
• Bodega Marine Laboratory — It’s having a 50th anniversary reunion, and hopes all former students, faculty, staff and researchers know about it. “From its early days as a UC Berkeley lab to its thriving role within the UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute today, the people have made BML a world-class institution,” a lab spokesman said. “We are seeking to reconnect with those who have been part of that community over the decades of research and learning, to come and celebrate this exciting milestone.”
The invitation-only reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17. People with a lab connection can leave their contact information on the 50th anniversary website, so that the lab can respond with reunion details.
• Tahoe Environmental Research Center — It’s hoping to quantify anecdotal data that suggests there used to be extremely low attached algae (periphyton) levels on Lake Tahoe’s shoreline. “There were also likely more rooted plants, such as tulles and lilies,” a TERC news release states. “To better understand what the biology was like around the lake in the past, it would be extremely valuable to see photos and films of the shoreline and piers accompanied by personal accounts of what was remembered.” Submissions will be considered for the center’s Historical Shoreline Algae Study.