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Sea Otters Aren't Just Cute, They Are Saviors of Marshes

NPR writes about the major contribution Sea Otters make in preserving ecosystems. They specifically talk about how otters have benefited Elkhorn Slough, which is an inland salt marsh near Monterey Bay. 181 more words


Elkhorn Slough birds

This continues my post on Elkhorn Slough during an incredible “We Paddle, You Photo” tour with Kayak Connection. This is a sampling of the bird photos I took on this trip. 72 more words

California Coast

Elkhorn Slough mammals

Our local sloughs (pronounced slews) are precious coastal wetlands (once extensive along the California coast, now about only 10% remain). The largest is Elkhorn Slough… 218 more words

Monterey Bay

Monterey Kayaking RV trip #37

We were looking forward to the maiden voyage of our new Sea Eagle Fasttrack Kayak, which we purchased a few weeks ago. We had visited… 354 more words

RV Trips

Bioluminescence Night Paddle: Elkhorn Slough

Another magical night in Elkhorn Slough with a great group of home schooled seniors with http://www.bluewaterventures.org

On moonless summer ~fall nights as the dusk or crepuscular feeders are finishing up a meal, the light show produced by bioluminescence dinoflagellates is about to unfold. 129 more words


Sea otters and eelgrass, in one infographic

Long-term observations by our sea otter scientists confirm that sea otters are transforming the Elkhorn Slough estuary, in positive ways, by devouring predators that keep eelgrass beds from thriving. 37 more words

Conservation Research

1965: The future that might have been

Through September 2, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary will host Big Blue Live – an unprecedented series of live natural history broadcasts from PBS and the BBC. 986 more words

Ocean Policy