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Snapshot Cal Coast- Surveying our MPAs

July 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am

Snapshot Cal Coast

The Snapshot Cal Coast is an annual California statewide effort to document our coastal biodiversity! We lead a campaign that encourages people to make and share observations of plants, animals, and seaweeds along the California coast using the iNaturalist app and work with partners to hold a series of coastal bioblitzes over two weeks every summer.  The focus is on intertidal zones in California State Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), but we are interested in data from any coastal influenced habitats along the California Coast, including sandy beaches, bays, wetlands, and docks.  Led by the California Academy of Sciences with support from the MPA Collaborative Network and other partners including our Golden Gate MPA Collaborative, together we are creating a snapshot in time of where species are located along our coast. This work is supported by the California Ocean Protection Council.

Shark Stewards is collecting data in various MPAs in California. Check our events page for specific dives.

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Physically distant and hyper-local June 1st-November 16th and (hopefully) more traditional together November 28th-December 16th.