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Alterations in human visitation patterns and behaviors in southern California rocky intertidal ecosystems over two-decades following increased management efforts

Alterations in human visitation patterns and behaviors in southern California rocky intertidal ecosystems over two-decades following increased management efforts

In urbanized regions, such as southern California, USA, marine rocky intertidal habitats are frequented by large ...

Citizen Scientists of the Ocean’ Reaches 3,000 Members on Facebook

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Showing the power of social networking ...

Unsung Hero Michael Quill Recognized for MPA Work

Unsung Hero Michael Quill Recognized for MPA Work  Michael Quill, Community Program Manager of Los Angeles ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Point St. George Reef Offshore State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Point St. George Reef Offshore State Marine Conservation Area

The beauty and charm of the area north of Point Arena is not lost on those who explore the remote wilderness. ...

Can anyone be a scientist? Student Research on Citizen Science in Coral Reef Research

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Hello! I am looking for YOU to ...

NOW AVAILABLE: Summary of Key Themes, for the North Central Coast MPA Community Gatherings

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> In early December 2015, California Ocean ...

Conservation Magazine: Does Banning All Shark Fishing Do More Harm Than Good?

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> "To drill down into current opinions ...

Ocean Sanctuaries to Begin ‘Zero Data’ Project for Sevengill Sharks

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The ‘Zero Data Project’ for ...
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