the nature-worshiping, fun-loving adventurer’s guide
As the mysterious sea star wasting syndrome shows, life ebbs and flows in the tide pools around Santa Cruz.
Meet the world's largest marine reptile.
Nerd out on how the advent of El Nino (which now looks like less of a sure thing) stirred up warming Kelvin waves and quelled our usual summer winds—and is making trouble for Monterey Bay.
It’s an ocean-wide game of follow the leader, and the anchovies are #1.
A whale watching trip in the Monterey Bay right now will cost you fifty bucks but will leave you a lot richer.
Otters and egrets and sea lions, oh my!
Birding for everyone...
The fight to save the Monarch... read more
Next time you look upon the... read more
A gargantuan spiderweb hangs across... read more
When Rocky, Josh, Greta and Rick... read more
You hear its song before you see it... read more
Sooty shearwaters are rarely seen up... read more
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