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MPA Watch: Take a Walk on the Beach and Help Protect Catalina’s Marine Protected Areas

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine a scientist. What do you see? Is it a man with crazy hair and a lab coat? Is it someone who looks nothing like you? This idea that science is done by someone else, that it is not a part of our everyday lives, is prevalent in our society. In reality, however, to see a scientist all you have to do is look in the mirror.

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California MPA Watch Goes Border to Border

WILDCOAST’s MPA Watch Coordinator, Angela Kemsley traveled to the far reaches of northern California to expand the state-wide MPA Watch program. Angela met with the Marine Biologist for the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation in Smith River to set up two new MPA Watch sites – including one site that runs right into the California-Oregon border! Now with these new implementations, California’s MPA Watch Program runs border to border – from Mexico to Oregon – and covers every coastal county in California.

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Hiking the Lost Coast Trail…A Truly Wild Coast

WILDCOAST- the name itself implies that we work in some of the most beautiful and remote places in the world. This last week, however, I had a life-changing experience that brings a whole new meaning to wild coast. Do you like a story with bears, close calls with mother nature, and downright adventure? If you answered yes, then read on…

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The fight to defend protected ocean areas

Environmental organizations in Southern California are launching a coordinated effort to monitor and help defend an often-divisive network of protected ocean areas that restrict fishing up and down the coast.

Not entirely endorsed by law enforcement, tactics include outreach and education to fishermen on the water — many of whom have bristled at the loss of favorite angling spots and in some cases include wily poachers.

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