Gooseneck Barnacles: Diving in Head First

While a crashing wave would make most people say, “Heads up!,” for barnacles it’s more like, “Feet up!” Barnacles are animals that cement themselves to surfaces head Read More…

Flashback Friday: Wind-Powered

Today's Flashback Friday looks at one of the signature spring phenomena of California's coast: ocean upwelling. Spring has officially arrived, the periods between rains are getting longer, Read More…

Bird Bonanza: Sooty Shearwater Migration

Mid-summer to mid-fall is a time when our Santa Cruz office and the rest of the Monterey Bay witnesses the arrival of thousands of international visitors. These Read More…

Flashback Friday: Safe Harbor

If you're looking for a good dose of adorable wildlife, look no further than today's Flashback Friday. We bring you a profile of the highly charismatic Pacific Read More…

Flashback Friday: Planet Ocean

Tomorrow is World Ocean's Day! To celebrate, today's Flashback Friday is a look back at all things marine on our blog. Enjoy this tour through planet ocean! Read More…

A stubborn fish called cabezon

The cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus) is a unique fish living on the Pacific coast. Generally found near the ocean floor, the cabezon is known for being stubborn because Read More…

Toxic soup in the plastic age

By the year 2050, the amount of plastic in the world’s oceans may outweigh all of the fish combined. This astonishing and disturbing projection was recently published Read More…