We also spotted this crab in the eelgrass.

Field Updates December 2017

Director’s Desk Year-End Reflections 2017: Collaborating for Morro Bay

Our Field Technician, Kelley, and two CalPoly student volunteers work on measuring blade length and taking photos.

Field Updates November 2017

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

While pressure transducers and other automated equipment collect important data, much of our long-term dataset is collected by hand. Volunteers measure water quality each month by going out to creek or bay sites with equipment in hand. They take note of things like water temperature, dissolved oxygen content, and other measures that indicate creek health.

Where is the water? Tracking water in our creeks

Volunteers monitor DO levels in the early morning hours because that is typically when we find the lowest levels of the day.

Clean Water, Great Life – Bay Water Quality Update Part II