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California King Tides Project: Photograph the Future January 1–3, 2022

In the heavy rains of March 2018, the willows and other plants in the restored flood plain at Twin Bridges along with the wide expanse of salt marsh at the waters edge gave the rushing runoff a place to slow down and sink in. Without these natural spaces, flood waters continue on toward the bay in full force and the possibility of increased erosion and damage to infrastructure rises.

Photograph Friday: drought and big storms around the Morro Bay estuary

This image shows the stairway to the beach at Tidelands Park. An ultra-low tide is pictured on the left and an ultra-high tide on the right.

Help Scientists See the Future: California King Tides Project 2020 to 2021

Polycera atra (top) and Polycera hedgpethi on Bugula brozoan prey San Luis Obispo County, California

Sea Slugs on the Move: Bent on World Domination, or Opportunistic Travel Bums?

Investigating the State of Morro Bay Estuary: State of the Bay Report 2020

May is for Bay: victory garden and composting

20 ways you can be more environmentally friendly during the roaring eco-20s.  

Morro Bay Wildlife Spotlight: Balls of Spines (AKA Sea Urchins)

windy cove king tide 2019

Help Scientists See the Future: California King Tides Project 2020

Locals and visitors alike enjoy walking along the estuary at sunset.

Director’s Desk: #IHeartEstuaries 2019 in Morro Bay