The Science Behind FMR’s Foggy Summer Days

Summer visitors to the reserve are often surprised to find thick, cold fog clinging to the coast. The Quest blog has a nice explanation of how fog is created by the very natural forces that help make FMR such a lush tidepooling spot:

The Quest web site also has a nice 5-minute video in which a Berkeley professor explains the mechanics of fog, talks about how important fog is to the ecosystems where it is found, and discusses some of the ramifications of global climate change:

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