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Marine Protected Areas: Why We Need Them So Much?

Marine Protected Areas: Why We Need Them So Much?

By Thomas at ActiveScuba.com. So we all love the ocean right. It’s a beautiful place where we all want to spend ...
The soundscape of the Anthropocene ocean

The soundscape of the Anthropocene ocean

Sound travels faster and farther in water than in air. Over evolutionary time, many marine organisms have come to ...
Understanding Underwater Noise in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Understanding Underwater Noise in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Within the cacophony of the ocean “soundscape,” there is singing and chattering of marine mammals, the steady ...
Bull Kelp Working Group Launched

Bull Kelp Working Group Launched

In December, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife hosted the first Bull Kelp Working Group (BKWG) ...
California Marine Sanctuary Foundation releases final MPA social media campaign content packet

California Marine Sanctuary Foundation releases final MPA social media campaign content packet

Content from the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation (CMSF): We are excited to be sending out the sixth content ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Ten Mile Estuary State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Ten Mile Estuary State Marine Conservation Area

The sand dunes, river, and beach at Ten Mile Beach State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA) are an enticing draw for ...
California Department of Fish and Wildlife 2020 Marine Region Year In Review Reports Available

California Department of Fish and Wildlife 2020 Marine Region Year In Review Reports Available

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Marine Region extends along the entire California coastline from ...
Catalina Island Marine Protected Area Collaborative: California’s Island Collaborative

Catalina Island Marine Protected Area Collaborative: California’s Island Collaborative

While Los Angeles County is home to 13 of California’s 124 marine protected areas (MPAs), only four of those can ...
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