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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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MPA Mondays: New Study Says Recovery Takes Time

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A new study of the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) located between San Francisco and Morro Bay suggests that central California’s MPAs may eventually produce more and larger fishes than areas open to fishing, but the benefits could take time to accrue.

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MPA Mondays: How MPAs Support Fisheries

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We’re always on the lookout for creative learning tools to educate people about Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and their importance. Here is an infographic from the World Wildlife Fund that does a great job of explaining how well-managed MPAs support fisheries. Pretty cool, huh? Got another MPA learning tool that we should know about? Email it to […]

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MPA Mondays: More Fish, Bigger Fish, More Sex

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Attempting to explain what a Marine Protected Area (MPA) is or why it is important can be extremely challenging—especially when your audience lives far away from the beach or local MPAs are not easily accessible. For that reason, we were delighted to stumble upon a new illustrated guide written by Amelia Urry and posted on […]

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8:30 am Point Lobos Community Planting Day @ Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
Point Lobos Community Planting Day @ Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
Dec 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Point Lobos Community Planting Day @ Point Lobos State Natural Reserve | Carmel-by-the-Sea | California | United States
This winter, California State Parks and the Point Lobos Foundation are restoring coastal bluff habitat along the beautiful South Shore Trail. They are kicking off the large 2 year project by focusing on restoring coastal[...]
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17
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9:00 am Cleanup Cowell Beach with the Dr... @ Cowell Beach
Cleanup Cowell Beach with the Dr... @ Cowell Beach
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Cleanup Cowell Beach with the Dream Inn @ Cowell Beach | Santa Cruz | California | United States
Save Our Shores is teaming up with the Dream Inn  at Cowell Beach! Join our community of dedicated environmental stewards and spend your Sunday morning cleaning up one of our most visited beaches. MEET UP[...]
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9:00 am Cleanup Davenport Main Beach @ Davenport Beach: Across from Whale City Bakery
Cleanup Davenport Main Beach @ Davenport Beach: Across from Whale City Bakery
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Cleanup Davenport Main Beach @ Davenport Beach: Across from Whale City Bakery | Davenport | California | United States
Let’s get Davenport Main Beach cleaned up for the new year! Join Save our Shores for our first beach cleanup of 2018. MEET UP LOCATION Meet in the parking lot by Davenport Main Beach across[...]

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