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.