Monthly Archives: December 2015

“We Have Created A Plastic Problem”

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2016 IS QUICKLY APPROACHING, and with it a new vote on the California Plastic bag ban. This ban had already been passed in 2014. However a recent increase in plastic bag supporters, specifically those in the industry of making plastic bags, have procured enough signatures across the state to put the ban to a referendum. […]

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Save Our Shores Gift Catalog: Holiday Edition

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WE ARE EXCITED to announce the launch of our very first Gift Catalog this holiday season. Your Save Our Shores holiday gift supports education and outreach to protect, preserve, and restore our ocean environment. With your gift, we will promote clean beaches, clean boating, and healthy shores along the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary during […]

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The Stubborn and Selfish City of Scotts Valley

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IT IS ABSURD and disturbing to know that Scotts Valley is the ONLY city in Santa Cruz County that still supports and accepts the horrendous single-use plastic bag. Not only do these bags end up in our nation’s trash cans; but in our world’s oceans. These plastic bags might seem easy to toss out, but these bags will haunt […]

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Marine Protected Areas, What Are They Good For?

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CALIFORNIA IS UNIQUE in many ways, and when it comes to the ocean there is a natural phenomenon called upwelling that happens off our coast. This process brings oxygenated nutrient dense deeper water up to the surface. The nutrient abundance supports unique native habitats including kelp forests, rocky intertidal areas, wetlands, and the California Current. Each […]

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