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Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Blue Cavern Onshore State Marine Conservation Area and Blue Cavern Offshore State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Blue Cavern Onshore State Marine Conservation Area and Blue Cavern Offshore State Marine Conservation Area

Just twenty miles off the coast of Los Angeles, Santa Catalina Island is home to about 4,000 people and ...

MPA Collaborative Network Leadership Workshop and the Trident ROV

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.** This March Co-chair for the Golden Gate ...

MPA Collaborative Small Grants Projects

Collaborative Project(s) Project Descriptions Del Norte Expansion of MPA Watch to the North ...
Large-scale impacts of sea star wasting disease (SSWD) on intertidal sea stars and implications for recovery.

Large-scale impacts of sea star wasting disease (SSWD) on intertidal sea stars and implications for recovery.

Miner, C.M., J.L. Burnaford, R.F. Ambrose, L. Antrim, H. Bohlmann, C.A. Blanchette, J.M. Engle, S.C. Fradkin, R. ...

Volunteer for Native Oyster Restoration in Richardson Bay!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Come help the Smithsonian and the ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Gerstle Cove State Marine Reserve

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Gerstle Cove State Marine Reserve

The northward path across the Golden Gate Bridge leads away from the bustle of the Bay Area, past the headlands ...
A hunt for the invasive dark unicorn snail shows UCI students how climate change is altering Crystal Cove tide pools

A hunt for the invasive dark unicorn snail shows UCI students how climate change is altering Crystal Cove tide pools

Much of climate change research is focused on the big problems. Models forecast how quickly polar ice caps are ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Laguna Beach State Marine Reserve and State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Laguna Beach State Marine Reserve and State Marine Conservation Area

The idyllic shoreline of Laguna Beach is made up of rocky headlands with towering cliffs, sandy beaches and a ...
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