Tag Archives: north central coast

Golden Gate MPA Alliance forms work group to communicate, educate and help compliance with local MPAS

December 9th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The Golden Gate MPA Collaborative has successfully brought together environmental NGOs, agencies, fishermen, scientists, aquaria and vessel captains interested in raising awareness of marine protected areas in Marin and San Francisco counties, including the Farallon Islands. Collaborative members are engaging boat captains and docents in an […]

Join Us for 10 Days of MPAs – Highlighting Science from California’s Coast and Ocean — Starting December 8

December 3rd, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This week we’re kicking off a big celebration. No, not for the holidays. This one’s for the community involved in monitoring California’s statewide network of MPAs! The science and research happening in this network — and beyond — involves a broad community: fishermen, tribes, researchers, citizen scientists, […]

A snapshot of California’s North Central Coast comes into focus

September 8th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Summer coastal fog dampens the ground and an acrid smell pervades the air. It’s 5am on an August morning at Pillar Point harbor and the docks are already stirring with movement. Commercial squid season is now in full swing. From tiny parking spots, elephantine trucks overflowing […]

When Work is a Day at the Beach: Monitoring Gives First In-Depth Look at North Central Coast’s Sandy Beaches

April 1st, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Karina Nielsen loves going to the beach as much as any Californian — and may love it even more than most. That’s because as a marine ecologist, she knows those long sandy stretches that look so empty are actually busy with life. “So many of the […]

One Year of OceanSpaces!

November 25th, 2013

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> November marks the first anniversary of the online community – and our community is the heart of OceanSpaces.  In our first year, we’ve grown to 600+ members, who are broadly engaged across the platform: downloading data; sharing monitoring results; writing blogs and more.  The interactive e-book, […]