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Protecting California's Ocean


The California coast is breathtakingly beautiful and also plays a vital part in our economy. With almost 70% of California’s citizens living in coastal communities, the Ocean Protection Council (OPC) helps to ensure that California maintains healthy, resilient, and productive

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Posted in Climate Change, Environmental Education, Marine Protected Areas, Ocean Health

Wallace "J" Nichols: Sea Turtles and Citizen Science


Sea turtles are fascinating iconic symbols of the ocean. All species of sea turtles are threatened or endangered, and they connect us with many of the environmental challenges facing the ocean. We talk with Wallace “J” Nichols, research associate at

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Posted in Marine Animals

The Ocean, Sea Slugs and Medicine


Did you know that the ocean is a source of medicine for a variety of diseases? Pat Krug, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at California State University-Los Angeles, has devoted 20 years of his life studying one kind of herbivorous

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Posted in Marine Animals, Ocean Facts