Protecting and Restoring the Morro Bay Estuary.
June 4, 2015

In Search of California Seablite

  Morro Bay National Estuary Program Staff and volunteers have been busy on the ground verifying locations of California seablite (Suaeda californica) based on past surveys and maps. If you’ve visited Morro Bay and walked the length of the Embarcadero, you’ve probably brushed up against this rare plant. California seablite is federally protected as an endangered species. It prefers to grow in some of the intertidal zone habitat that we have in Morro Bay. (Intertidal zones are under water at high tide and above water at low tide.) Eelgrass also used to occupy much of the intertidal area within the bay. …

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