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Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Bolsa Chica Wetlands

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Bolsa Chica Wetlands

One of the last remaining wetland ecosystems in Southern California, the Bolsa Chica Wetlands form the ...

Getting Oriented With Our Key Communicators: South Coast MPA Baseline Reporting

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> We are always looking for creative ways ...

North Coast MPA Outreach Videos Are Live!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The Humboldt and Del Norte Marine ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Año Nuevo State Marine Reserve

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Año Nuevo State Marine Reserve

Año Nuevo’s unique environment led to the establishment of a land-based state park in 1985 and a marine protected ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Russian River State Marine Recreational Management Area, and Russian River State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Russian River State Marine Recreational Management Area, and Russian River State Marine Conservation Area

You sometimes see the phrase “All drains lead to the ocean” painted on the pavement near drainage grates in city ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: South Humboldt Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area (Part Two)

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: South Humboldt Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area (Part Two)

This is Part Two of a special installment of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife series, Exploring ...

California Spiny Lobster Snapshot Report: Monitoring Spiny Creatures of the Night

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> photo credit: Dan PondellaWhen we hear ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: South Humboldt Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area (Part One)

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: South Humboldt Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area (Part One)

This is a special, two-part installment of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife series, Exploring ...
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