Scientists on boat for seagrass field work (image) University of California - Davis Share Print E-Mail Caption Aurora Ricart, left, and Melissa Ward stand aboard a research vessel while conducting UC Davis field work aimed at understanding seagrass' capacity to buffer ocean acidification. Credit Courtesy Melissa Ward, UC Davis Usage Restrictions Provide credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.