Bigeye tuna range worldwide in warmer seas; they are only occasional visitors to Southern California. When they appear, bigeye tuna may be found on the California tuna grounds from June until November. Continue reading “Creature Feature: Bigeye Tuna”
Shiner perch may be found statewide in calmer ocean waters. They prefer bays around eelgrass beds, and the pilings of wharfs and piers. Continue reading “Creature Feature: Shiner Perch”
The 2019 Year in Review is now available for your reading pleasure along with its companion document By the Numbers. The Year in Review is a condensed one-stop shop of the entire year’s accomplishments and our By the Numbers summarizes some of the most important commercial and recreational Continue reading “Marine Region’s 2019 Year in Review Now Available!”
Quillback rockfish are found from Point Sur northward off California, but they are most common off northern California. This fish may be found in subtidal areas to Continue reading “Creature Feature: Quillback Rockfish”
Editor’s Note: Many local authorities have temporarily closed access to beaches due to public safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with city or county authorities for information about specific beaches.
The 2020 schedule of expected California grunion runs is now available on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website.
Grunion are famous for their spawning behavior. From March through August, these fish surf the waves Continue reading “2020 California Grunion Run Schedule Now Available”