ocean habitats

Tying Traditional Knowledge to Ocean Stewardship: The Del Norte Marine Protected Area Collaborative

California is home to a statewide network of 124 ecologically connected marine protected areas (MPAs) managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). CDFW works with many partners, including a grassroots organization Continue reading “Tying Traditional Knowledge to Ocean Stewardship: The Del Norte Marine Protected Area Collaborative”

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Farnsworth Onshore State Marine Conservation Area and Farnsworth Offshore State Marine Conservation Area

Located around 20 miles off the Southern California mainland, Santa Catalina Island is a popular destination for those looking to enjoy island living. Kayak tours, glass bottom boats, jet ski excursions, and snorkeling Continue reading “Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Farnsworth Onshore State Marine Conservation Area and Farnsworth Offshore State Marine Conservation Area”

Bag Limits for Saltwater Snails? Following the Regulations for Tidepool Foraging

The rocky seashore has fascinated humans since before written history. Cool ocean breezes on hot summer days and abundant marine life likely attracted our ancestors just as they attract us today. Continue reading “Bag Limits for Saltwater Snails? Following the Regulations for Tidepool Foraging”

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Kashtayit State Marine Conservation Area

Beach at MPA
Sunset at Kashtayit State Marine Conservation Area
CDFW photo by T. Heitzenrater

Have you ever wanted to fall asleep listening to the sound of ocean waves crashing along the shore, or wake up to the sound of seagulls calling in the morning? Not far from Santa Barbara Continue reading “Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Kashtayit State Marine Conservation Area”