“But this fragile ecosystem is contiguous to some of the most
heavily populated and industrial areas of the nation, from the chip
factories of Silicon Valley and industrial farms of the Central
Valley to the gridlocked streets of San Francisco.
“Toby Garfield spends his days watching over these waters. As an
associate professor of oceanography for San Francisco State
University (SFSU), he’s in charge of a system of floating sensors
that constantly monitor the health of this stretch of the ocean.
The sensor network was placed by students working at the Romberg
Tiburon Center, an SFSU marine field station just north of San
Francisco in Marin County…”