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A rainbow arches over Morro Rock on a February morning.

Photograph Friday: Morro Baycam Captures Rainbow, Moonset, and Noctilucent Cloud

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

Director’s Desk: #IHeartEstuaries 2019 in Morro Bay

Once the water levels dropped to safe wading levels, we went out to check on equipment and measure stream flow on Pennington Creek. This is at the site that previously had a fish passage barrier. The barrier was removed over the fall, opening up miles of Pennington Creek for migrating steelhead trout. Partners at other organizations have seen returning adult steelhead in a few other creeks in the county, so we are keeping our eyes open for ones in our watershed as well.

Field Updates January 2019: Eelgrass, Stormy Monitoring, Wildlife

Bernie Kurtz's painting, Morro Bay Estuary, was inspired by the view of the sun reflecting off the water and backlighting the brush. She painted it at the corner of Main St. and South Bay Boulevard in Morro Bay.

Local painters celebrate the Central Coast and give back to Morro Bay

The illustration above shows hands holding sand on the left and clay on the right.

Factors that Affect Eelgrass Growth in Morro Bay #3: Sediment & Light Differences Part 1

Factors That Affect Eelgrass Growth in Morro Bay #2: Biological Conditions and Human Factors

Factors That Affect Eelgrass Growth in Morro Bay #1: Physical Conditions

Field Updates November 2018: Eelgrass Monitoring and Rainfall Totals

Drone photograph of the Morro Bay estuary. Courtesy of Nic Stover, StoverPhoto.

Thankful in Morro Bay, 2018

Sunsets over the bay can be bring both bright light and an abundance of long shadows.

Photograph Friday: Baycam Favorites from Summer and Fall 2018