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New Guide to the Rocky Intertidal

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

The LiMPETS program has published its Rocky Intertidal Field Guide for 2012, funded by the Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.  The photos in the guide are accompanied by notes to help the students and others who are participating in the study identify the marine life being counted.

In case you missed our previous article explaining this program, the acronym stands for: Longterm Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students. About 4000 carefully trained students throughout the state are participating in LiMPETS. (Fitzgerald Marine Reserve has been a LiMPETS partner since 2006.) This hands-on program was developed to monitor the coastal ecosystems of California’s national marine sanctuaries to increase awareness and stewardship of these important areas.

March, 2013 – Spring Issue of “Between the Tides”!

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

The March, 2013 issue of FFMR’s newsletter “Between the Tides” is now available! Articles include a first-hand account of an encounter with the blue-eyed kelp scallop, a review of the 2012 Field Guide to the Rocky Intertidal from the FFMR-supported LIMPETS program, and a look at the new section of the California Coastal Trail that has just opened at the Reserve.
Between the Tides – Spring, 2013

Local Talent: Red Octopus at FFMR Tidepools

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Cool video of a red octopus crawling from one tidepool to another at the Reserve. Video contributed by a visitor on May 14, 2012.

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