Posts Tagged ‘Fitzgerald Marine Reserve’

Read the Issue of “Between the Tides”

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The December, 2012 issue of  “Between the Tides” is now available!  This issue describes an extension to the California Coastal Trail along the Dardanelle Trail through the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Improvements to the existing trail that winds through the magical cypress forest on the bluffs overlooking the Reef include:  a new bridge over San Vicente Creek; and widening the trail and finishing it with fresh gravel over a special geotextile fabric underlayment.

This issue also contains articles on the mussel clump habitat, visitng the tide pools at Carmel Point, and scenes from the Volunteer Appreciation Barbecue. Enjoy!

Climate Change Effects at FMR

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Sunset from Seal Cove Beach

Sunset from Seal Cove Beach

Retired FMR Supervising Ranger Bob Breen is one of the experts interviewed in a short news segment about climate change impacts in the bay area. Bob walks the beach at FMR as he talks with Doug McConnell about the changes he has already seen as the water warms and the sweeping changes he expects to witness as the trend continues.

View the video by clicking this link.

The segment first aired on December 9, 2011.

Where Harbor Seals Rule

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Viewing Harbor Seals from a Safe Distance

Volunteer Carol Davies uses her harbor seal hand puppet to explain the rules to visitors while they view harbor seals from a safe distance.

At FMR, the relatively small (under 150 lbs) and shy harbor seals rule the beach when they come ashore to rest during low tides. Due to their federally protected status as marine mammals, humans are required to stay at least 100 yards away from their resting areas. Depending on where seals opt to haul out, large swaths of the tidepools may be inaccessible to visitors.