water quality

Field Updates May 2022: Bioassessment Season Highlights 

EXO3 sonde in use at a creek site

Field Updates April 2022: Exploring Water Quality Data

A California Red-legged frog. Copyright Morro Bay National Estuary Program

Gearing Up for Spring Bioassessment Monitoring at the Estuary Program

Mike, a Dawn Patrol volunteer, records dissolved oxygen measurements while sampling in the Front Bay.

Field Updates February 2022: An Update on Estuary Health

Great egrets and snowy egrets gather in the Morro Bay estuary's saltmarsh to feed.

Photograph Friday: Three reasons to love Morro Bay and all our estuaries

Field Updates January 2022: Understanding Continuous Water Quality Data

A steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) was captured from the Chorro Creek sub-watershed and measured before safely being released back into the water.

Field Updates December 2021: Water Quality Monitoring and Local Steelhead Populations

A full stream runs after the October 2021s storm.

Field Updates October 2021: First Rain, Groundwater Recharge, and Runoff

Bioassessment 2021: the results are in! How healthy are local creeks? Plus a new video!

This student measures for pH

Day in the Life of a Marine Chemistry Research Student: Testing Ocean Chemistry in Morro Bay