The State of the California South Coast is the most comprehensive study to date of southern California’s coastal ocean. The report brings together research from more than 45 groups--including academic, agency, and citizen scientists. Here you can access ecological, biological, oceanographic, and socioeconomic information--plus additional resources that contributed to this report.


Marine protected areas


Exploring Changes


Physical Ocean Conditions


Human Activities


Monitoring with Remotely Operated Vehicles




Informing Management and Long-Term Monitoring


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