Tag Archives: coast

Life in the Splash Zone

December 17th, 2020

The rocky intertidal zone, also known as the splash zone, is one of the most dynamic habitats on the planet. The marine animals, seaweeds, and plants that live there are uniquely adapted to survive the changing tides and the extreme changes in temperature and other physical stress that comes with living between the land and […]

The California MPA Network: Safeguarding an Underwater Wilderness

December 15th, 2020

California’s marine protected areas (MPAs) are home to a breathtaking diversity of ocean and estuarine habitats and species. Watch this video to learn how MPAs work, the resources they protect, and the people on the front lines working to make them a success.

Nudibranch Fun Facts!

December 8th, 2020

There are thousands of nudibranch species all over the world, with around 100 different species found off of California’s coast. These small, colorful sea slugs can be observed in rocky habitats so keep an eye out the next time you look in a tidepool or when you dive or snorkel around a rocky reef! This […]

Sandy Shore: MPA Watch – Grades 9-12

December 4th, 2020

Part of a complete MPA Outreach Toolkit featuring conveniently packaged MPA curriculum, materials, and related activities for educators. Designed to improve MPA education, outreach, compliance and stewardship among students.

Explore Marine Protected Areas at Morro Bay State Park

December 3rd, 2020

Join California State Parks Interpretive Ranger Robin at Morro Bay State Park to discover the hidden world of marine protected areas or what we call MPAs! Learn about what makes these places along the California coast so special and what you can do to help protect marine life. Visit our website http://www.ports-ca.us to learn more […]