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North Coast
North Central Coast
Central Coast
South Coast
Blog Post
by Cheryl Chen / Ecotrust, Future of Fish
November 13, 2017

The first of its kind in California, we are proud to announce the launch of the California Fisheries Data Explorer.

North Coast
Blog Post
by Jessica Williams / California Ocean Science Trust
October 25, 2017
We are thrilled to announce the release of the State of the California North Coast report, now available on Oceanspaces.org!

 

North Coast
North Central Coast
Central Coast
South Coast
Blog Post
by Cyndi Dawson / Ocean Protection Council
October 24, 2017

South Coast
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by Erin Meyer / California Ocean Science Trust
April 26, 2017

As the upcoming Fish and Game Commission meeting on April 27, 2017 marks the close of the initial phase of South Coast MPA monitoring, we would like to extend a most sincere thank you to the local ocean community who were interested, involved, and en

South Coast
Blog Post
by Laurel Kellner / California Ocean Science Trust
March 27, 2017

FEATURED IN MULTIPLE MEDIA OUTLETS

South Coast
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by Dina Liebowitz / California Ocean Science Trust
February 23, 2017

Sharing MPA Baseline Monitoring Reporting: March 20-24, 2017

North Coast
North Central Coast
Central Coast
South Coast
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by Dina Liebowitz / California Ocean Science Trust
September 08, 2016

California's marine protected areas (MPAs) are in the process of transitioning from regional baseline monitoring, to statewide long-term monitoring to inform decisions about our coast and ocean.

North Central Coast
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by Dina Liebowitz / California Ocean Science Trust
May 09, 2016

The last twelve months have been an incredible journey for the North Central Coast MPA baseline period, as we reconnected with the local ocean community to share details of the first-ever broad characterization of the re

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by Dina Liebowitz / California Ocean Science Trust
March 01, 2016

In early December 2015, California Ocean Science Trust, in collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and California Ocean Protection Council, had the pleasure of hosting a series of community gatherings throughout the North Central Co

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by Sarah Wheeler / California Oean Science Tust
January 28, 2016

The Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water met Tuesday for an oversight hearing, “Science and Policy Update on Ocean Acidification – the “Evil Twin” of Climate Change.” It marked the first legislative hearing on ocean acidification.

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by Dina Liebowitz / California Ocean Science Trust
November 17, 2015

California Ocean Science Trust, together with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and California Ocean Protection Council, invite you to take part in an open, informal exchange as we share the results of the North Central Coast Marine Protected Area (MPA) Baseline Program, and

Blog Post
by Dina Liebowitz / California Ocean Science Trust
November 02, 2015

Thank you to everyone who completed the North Central Coast Monitoring Survey!

Blog Post
by Amanda Van Diggelen / California Department of Fish and Wildlife
October 27, 2015

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) would like to share a handful of marine protected area (MPA) short stories, facts, updates, and important management information with you!

 

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by Marnin Robbins / California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
September 03, 2015

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and California State Parks have teamed up to teach California students about the state’s network of marine protected areas (MPAs) through California State Park’s PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students) program.  Using live video-conferencing and on-line interactive lessons, thousands of students are now learning about California’s MPAs.

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by Laurel Kellner / California Ocean Science Trust
August 26, 2015

This year, Ocean Science Trust is honored to be the local host of the Western Society of Naturalists (WSN) Annual Meeting located in Sacramento, California, November 5-8, 2015. We have introduced a convening topic of "Marine Science Informing Management." 

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by Dina Liebowitz / California Ocean Science Trust
August 11, 2015
Project coordinators and managers of North Central Coast monitoring projects are invited to complete the North Central Coast Monitoring Survey

Open August 11 – October 7, 2015

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by Dina Liebowitz / California Ocean Science Trust
July 28, 2015

The North Central Coast region—spanning diverse ecosystems from Alder Creek near Point Arena south to Pigeon Point—has reached the 5-year anniversary of its established network of marine protected areas (MPAs).

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by Elizabeth Pope / California Department of Fish and Wildlife
July 24, 2015

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) would like to announce a new outreach and education tool for California’s marine protected areas (MPAs).

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by Marisa Villarreal / California Ocean Science Trust
June 17, 2015

Near and far, people were saddened to hear of the 105,000 (2500 barrels) gallons of crude oil that were spilled on May 19th at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County.

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by Mary Patyten / California Department of Fish and Wildlife
September 02, 2014

“So… what is this…” the woman tilted her big sunglasses up over her forehead, squinting to get a better look at the brochure, “this… marine… PROTECTED area?” She looked up at me, nose wrinkled, the question written all over her face.