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Sweet Springs, looking out at Morro Rock during the day.

Photo Friday: Changing Light Around Morro Bay

Collected seeds are held in mesh bags in the estuary until they mature. Mature seeds will have a hard, longitudinally ribbed coat and can vary in color, including olive, dark brown and black.

Field Updates September 2017: Pikeminnow and Eelgrass

Two SeaLife Stewards volunteers, ready to go out on the water safely.

Community Grants Benefit Morro Bay

Infected sea star; photograph taken on day one, June 27, 2014 on Guemes Island, Washington. Credit: Kit Harma, Evergreen Shore monitor.

Sea Star Wasting Disease | Monitoring in Morro Bay

Eelgrass Restoration in Morro Bay Spring 2017

State of the Bay 2017: Eelgrass, Sedimentation, and Climate Change

Countdown to State of the Bay 2017

This horn shark hid in the eelgrass bed at State Park Marina as the tide receded. Horn sharks aren’t known for their speed and graceful swimming. Rather, they move slowly and like to hide among crevices in rocks, in kelp, and in eelgrass beds like this one was doing.

December Field Updates, 2016

We sometimes see mother otters with pups on their chests floating by.

Director’s Letter: A Window on the Bay

Top Estuary Program Blog Posts of 2016