national estuary program

MORRO BAY ESTUARY POETRY CONTEST 2020: STUDENT WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Photograph Friday: Appreciating Our Corner of the Earth

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

Erin Aiello, guest author. Photograph courtesy of Kyle Nessen. Light and soil chemistry study

Factors That Affect Eelgrass Growth in Morro Bay #4: Sediment and Light Part 2

Preview Sea Level Rise with King Tides in Morro Bay

Photograph Friday: Elfin Forest

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