Sea star wasting: A recovery?

I never thought I’d be thrilled to see a few sea stars (starfish). But after nearly two years of bad news regarding sea star wasting syndrome (they literally melt into oblivion), there’s some good news. First, scientists know… Read More

Wasted. What is happening to the sea stars of the NE Pacific Ocean?

Great overview and important information to know about sea star wasting. Chris

Summer beachcomber treasures

One pleasure of walking the beach is making new discoveries. There’s always something delightful at my feet. Because I walk nearly the same times each day, the beach is never the same. The tide may be high, or low,… Read More

Marine protection (MPAs) around Monterey Bay

Did you know that along the central California coast there are four different kinds of state Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and 29 distinct places with protection? I didn’t until I attended a three-day meeting in Monterey last week…. Read More

Monterey Bay basics

My blog postings offer a snapshot of what I see in or along Monterey Bay’s coast while kayaking or walking. They are not in-depth comprehensive views of all that’s happening in the bay at that time. (There’s so… Read More