Empowering California's Coastal Communities

in the stewardship of California’s marine protected areas

MPA Collaborative Network COVID-19 Response

The health and wellbeing of all MPA Collaborative Network members and partners is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, following CDC recommendations of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Collaborative Network events will primarily be held using virtual video conference technology.

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New and Noteworthy

2 Citizen Science Shark Observer Apps from Ocean Sanctuaries

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Friendly reminder: Ocean Sanctuaries ...

A Robot Visits the Deep Offshore Waters of the North Coast MPAs — Part IV: Mattole Canyon SMR

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The Mattole ValleyAfter finishing our ...

Unusually Warm Ocean Temperatures off California, Bringing Odd Species

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> San Diego divers have been documenting ...

Shark in them there waters

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p>         From a young age I remember my ...

Diving with Purpose

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> I sprayed down my Omer open cell wetsuit ...

MPAtlas: Why We Need MPAs

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> "In a world where fisheries and marine ...

A Robot Visits the Deep Offshore Waters of the North Coast MPAs — Part III: Reading Rock SMR

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> It was a typical north coast cold and ...

Q: How Do You Motivate Citizen Scientists to See the Value of 0?

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> I recently put the question out on the ...

What is the MPA Collaborative Network?

We are a network of…

600+ members

385 represented organizations

14 Collaboratives

…working together to steward California’s 124+ marine protected areas (MPAs)

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The Collaborative Network provides structure for addressing local ocean management needs.