morro bay

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

Marshland in Plaquemines Parish is disappearing quickly as waves and currents wash land away.

From Morro Bay to New Orleans, Estuary Programs Make a Difference

The boat ramp was also inundated by the high water.

Help Scientists See the Future in King Tides

Karissa with fins

November Field Updates, 2016

Giving Thanks at the Morro Bay National Estuary Program

Water levels in the salt marsh depend on the tides. Here, California horn snails are visible in a pool left behind as the tide went out.

Photo Friday: Focus on Water

California’s Plastic Bag Ban and Morro Bay

Here, Shane places the quadrat at meter 75 of our 150-meter transect.

October Field Updates, 2016