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Tidepool Dos and Don’ts

Welcome to part three of our five part blog series (see part one, two, four and five) on the best ways to enjoy San Diego’s very own ASBS and Matlahuayl State Marine Reserve. La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores are both protected areas — the Cove and Shores are both classified as Areas of Special Biological …

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La Jolla Beaches: What You Need to Know

Welcome to part one of our five part blog series (see part two, three, four and five) on the best ways to enjoy San Diego’s very own ASBS and Matlahuayl State Marine Reserve. La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores are both protected areas — the Cove and Shores are both classified as Areas of Special Biological Significance …

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Protecting Our ASBS Better: What Do You Expect From A Coastal Champion?

Watershed Management Plan The City of San Diego, University of CA, San Diego/Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD/SIO), and San Diego Coastkeeper make up the La Jolla Shores Coastal Watershed Management Group. Their priority is to manage urban runoff and protect the health of the two adjacent ASBS’s in La Jolla (see picture right).  In 2008 the group authored the …

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Snorkel with the Leopard Sharks in La Jolla Shores

BONUS! One more special in our four-part (now five-part) “I Love My ASBS” blog series highlighting why we love San Diego’s Areas of Biological Significance. A long time ago I went snorkeling for the first time, it was in the Caribbean’s clean tropical water, where without effort, I saw so many soft and hard colorful …

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Surf the ASBS

Part four of four in our “I Love My ASBS” blog series highlighting why we love San Diego’s Areas of Biological Significance. I’ve heard more than once that the best surfer is the one having the most fun. That’s a nice thought, but it’s not strictly true. If you’re dropping in, mouthing off or otherwise …

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More Trouble for San Diego Fairy Shrimp

A little bit of redesign could save four, maybe even nine, vernal pools that house the endangered San Diego fairy shrimp. Vernal pools are unique seasonal wetlands found in southwestern coastal California and northwestern Baja California, Mexico. Vernal pools used to cover over 200 acres of San Diego, but 95-98% of that habitat has been destroyed. …

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Now You Sea Me, Now You Don’t

Part three of four in our “I Love My ASBS” blog series highlighting why we love San Diego’s Areas of Biological Significance. How do you describe your time in the water? For some, it’s a workout- like swimming laps in the ocean, preparing for a triathlon in the coming months. For others, it’s a religion- …

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The Best Thing About San Diego

Part two of four in our “I Love My ASBS” blog series highlighting why we love San Diego’s Areas of Biological Significance. Each Spring, I wait impatiently for Daylight Saving Time. Like many others, I’m anxious to “spring ahead” to take advantage of the longer days. But the thing I most look forward to after …

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Participate in Public Hearings!

Here is an update on the proposed Toll Road project from student attorney Morgan Embleton. For more info about our legal clinic, click here. When most people think “legal,” they immediately think courtroom. But participating in public hearings is one of the many tools that San Diego Coastkeeper uses to advocate for clean beaches, clean …

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What’s Happening to Otay Mesa’s Vernal Pools?

The following blog was written by student attorney Morgan Embleton. For more info about our legal clinic, click here. The endangered San Diego fairy shrimp lives in vernal pools, increasingly rare seasonal wetland habitats found in southwestern coastal California and northwestern Baja California, Mexico. Vernal pools are active in the spring and lie dormant during …

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