October 6- Coastkeeper Publishes Tide Pool, Snorkeling Guide to Show Proper Way to Interact with Wildlife

Temperatures remain high, tides are down: information illustrates how to safely tidepool and snorkel in San Diego waters

SAN DIEGO, October 6, 2014 – San Diego’s high temperatures and this week’s low tides means more reasons for San Diegans to play in the region’s coastal waters. Today, San Diego Coastkeeper, which protects swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters in San Diego County, published a blog series outlining healthy habits that protect and preserve the ecological gems in our waters when oceangoers want to explore their beauty.

The series uses protected underwater areas in La Jolla to illustrate the importance of careful tidepooling and snorkeling while offering specific steps to follow.

The tide pooling tips include:

  • Know before you go
  • Take only pictures
  • Watch animals from a distance
  • Leave your pets at home
  • Don’t touch anything
  • Don’t overturn rocks
  • Don’t feed or attract animals
  • Don’t destroy or damage landscapes
  • Stay away from cliffs
  • Watch out for waves
  • Wear close toed shoes
  • Mind the algae
  • Wear sun protection
  • Go in the winter

San Diego Coastkeeper wants to make sure everyone can enjoy swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters in a way that is safe for both oceangoers and ocean dwellers. To read more about the tips above and to explore the entire blog series, please visit:

Part One. La Jolla Beaches: What You Need to Know

Part Two. Marine Ecology 101

Part Three: Tide Pool Dos and Don’ts

Part Four. Staying Safe and Staying Green

Part Five. The Dos and Don’ts of Snorkeling

For more information on San Diego Coastkeeper, please visit localhost/sdcoastkeeper.

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SAN DIEGO COASTKEEPER: Founded in 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters in San Diego County. Visit us online at http://localhost/sdcoastkeeper.