Bottlenose dolphins off San Diego! — Cool San Diego Sights!

Today I headed out into the wide Pacific Ocean aboard the Adventure Hornblower. We were going to look for whales! Sometimes you can find blue whales–the planet’s largest animal–feeding at the Nine Mile Bank, which is an underwater mountain range deep in the ocean west of San Diego. You might recall I went summer whale […]

Bottlenose dolphins off San Diego! — Cool San Diego Sights!

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Pyramid Point State Marine Conservation Area — Marine Management News

Pyramid Point State Marine Conservation Area. photo © Rosa Laucci CC BY-NC 2.0 Traditional surf smelt drying on beach during summer fish camp. photo courtesy Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Archives Surf smelt. photo © Rosa Laucci CC BY-NC 2.0 California’s northernmost marine protected area (MPA), Pyramid Point State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA), is located just south […]

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Pyramid Point State Marine Conservation Area — Marine Management News

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Duxbury Reef State Marine Conservation Area — Marine Management News

Duxbury Reef SMCA on a sunny day. CDFW photo by S. Worden Iridescent seaweed at Duxbury Reef SMCA. © Lena Zentall CC BY-NC 2.0 Opalescent nudibranch at Duxbury Reef SMCA. © bibitsbiobits CC BY-NC 2.0 From ancient trees to undersea kelp forests, fog-drenched coastlines to ice-carved granite peaks, the natural landscapes of California offer a […]

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Duxbury Reef State Marine Conservation Area — Marine Management News

Wild california; Gray whales — Hidden History

One of the most prominent tourist attractions in Long Beach CA is the Aquarium of the Pacific. And one of the popular activities at the Aquarium are the whale-watching tours. Pacific Gray Whale The Pacific Gray Whale, Eschrichtius robustus, is related to the Humpback Whale and the Fin Whale, but is distinctive enough to be […]

Wild california; Gray whales — Hidden History

Wild california; Gray whales — Hidden History

One of the most prominent tourist attractions in Long Beach CA is the Aquarium of the Pacific. And one of the popular activities at the Aquarium are the whale-watching tours. Pacific Gray Whale The Pacific Gray Whale, Eschrichtius robustus, is related to the Humpback Whale and the Fin Whale, but is distinctive enough to be […]

Wild california; Gray whales — Hidden History

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Duxbury Reef State Marine Conservation Area — Marine Management News

Duxbury Reef SMCA on a sunny day. CDFW photo by S. Worden Iridescent seaweed at Duxbury Reef SMCA. © Lena Zentall CC BY-NC 2.0 Opalescent nudibranch at Duxbury Reef SMCA. © bibitsbiobits CC BY-NC 2.0 From ancient trees to undersea kelp forests, fog-drenched coastlines to ice-carved granite peaks, the natural landscapes of California offer a […]

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Duxbury Reef State Marine Conservation Area — Marine Management News

From The Los Angeles Times (Sammy Roth): If, like me, you live in Los Angeles — or Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix or Salt Lake City — you drink water from the Colorado River. You probably eat vegetables grown with Colorado River water, and maybe you eat beef fed on alfalfa grown with Colorado River water. […]

via A long-simmering water battle comes to a boil in Southern California — The Los Angeles Times #ColoradoRiver #COriver #aridification — Coyote Gulch