Tag Archives: MPA

Central Coast Monitoring Program the Most Successful in the State

MONTEREY, CA – On July 4th, 2012, a milestone of 2000 surveys monitoring California’s Marine Protected Areas (MPA) was reached by volunteers with The Otter Project’s Central Coast MPA Watch program. Starting in March 2011, MPA Watch was launched in … Continue reading

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World Oceans Day – Celebrating our Underwater State Parks

It’s easy to forget that meaningful change often happens in increments. Sometimes years go by until it becomes apparent that a fundamental change has occurred. On the eve of World Oceans Day, The Otter Project would like to recognize one … Continue reading

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MPA Watch Volunteers Needed

As part of our effort to protect sea otter HABITAT, The Otter Project has been heavily involved with the formation of Marine Protected Areas (underwater parks) along California’s central coast. In order to foster compliance with the regulations of these … Continue reading

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Ocean inspiration

Last week the Fish and Game Commission met in Monterey. The Otter Project & Monterey Coastkeeper staff spent the better part of two days in the ballroom of the Beach Resort in Monterey (which sounds more glamorous than it actually is), speaking … Continue reading

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MPA Watch is up and running!

This last weekend was a busy one for The Otter Project & Monterey Coastkeeper–but also a successful one! With our first official training, we launched MPA Watch, a citizen monitoring network for Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in the central coast. Volunteers … Continue reading

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Not so cute and cuddly?

Interesting article in a Japanese newspaper this week about an urchin fishery in Hokkaido and their local sea otter population.  Sea otters love urchin which makes them unpopular guests in those waters.  Having similar issues here on the central coast of CA, … Continue reading

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MLPA is spreading–and we need your help!

The south coast portion of the Marine Life Protection Act process of creating Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is up for consideration. If you’ve been following us for a while, you know what to do! Let the Blue Ribbon Task Force … Continue reading

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