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.
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) protect the diversity and abundance of marine life, the habitats they depend on, and the integrity of marine ecosystems. The Marine Life Protection Act recognizes that a combination of MPAs with varied amounts of allowed activities and protections(marine reserves, marine conservation areas, and marine parks) can help conserve biological diversity, proved […]
Join Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods’ programs manager Jazzy Dingler as she guides students on a tide pool excursion on the Sonoma Coast. She talks about what you might see in the Sonoma Coast tide pools, etiquette in this fragile ecosystem, and how to be safe at beaches on the dangerous Sonoma Coast. There […]
**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Sea star wasting syndrome (SSWS) is a general description of a set of symptoms that are found in sea stars. Typically, lesions appear in the ectoderm followed by decay of tissue surrounding the lesions, which leads to eventual fragmentation of the body and death. A deflated […]
**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> What’s Happening with Sea Stars Director Brian Tissot recently made news as part of a team who made a major breakthrough in understanding sea star wasting disease. The disease has caused one of the largest marine life die-offs ever recorded, killing millions of starfish along California […]