Farallon Institute recently hosted a successful evening event featuring a State of the Ocean presentation on the latest scientific understanding of the ocean and that highlighted our 10 years of work in ocean research for conservation. Over 130 people from the community attended the event, held at Hotel Petaluma. The evening began with appetizers and beverages while guests and FI staff visited. President Bill Sydeman introduced the Farallon Institute and the State of the Ocean presentation series, and then Executive Director Jeff Dorman gave the presentation, titled "From Climate to Creatures: the State of the Ocean off Northern California". Topics spanned global issues like ocean acidification to regional changes impacting California fisheries. Following the presentation was a Q&A session with Farallon Institute scientists. An article about the event ran in that day's Petaluma Argus Courier. We were very pleased with the turnout and success of this event. Thank you to everyone who participated and showed their support.