Where have all the abalone gone? Travel back in time to see what our ocean and coasts were like 100 years ago! You will be amazed at how abundant our ocean once was. Photographer Marc Shargel’s new e-book “Yesterday’s Ocean” takes us on a visual journey through time, with incredible historical photos. Through these photographs, Shargel demonstrates the serious decline in our ocean’s creatures and resources, and emphasizes the importance of ocean conservation efforts, like marine protected areas, to conserve what we have left.
Everyday Action: Go out and explore your local MPA—tidepool, kayak, and just enjoy these areas. Become a citizen scientist and help monitor these areas. Get involved in the decision making process by attending and giving your input at public hearings such as the Fish and Game Commission and Ocean Protection Council meetings.
For more information, please visit:
- “Yesterday’s Ocean” E-book
- Ocean Conservancy “Blog Aquatic” slide show
- Get out and explore your local MPA
- California’s marine protected areas
- OceanSpaces Citizen Science Initiative
- Central Coast MPA volunteer opportunities
- Thank You Ocean’s MPA page
- Ocean Protection Council meetings
- California Fish and Game Commission meetings