Ocean conservation has a long history on the shores of Monterey Bay, whose rich ecosystem, abundant wildlife and deep submarine canyon have inspired writers, scientists and conservation leaders. We’re leveraging our unique window on the ocean and the high level of trust we enjoy among Californians to inspire action to restore and protect California’s invaluable ocean resources and ecosystems.

California Coast

Our Work

  • We bring science to decision-makers and inspire California leaders to prioritize ocean health on behalf of current and future generations of Californians.
  • We promote California’s first-in-the-nation statewide network of marine protected areas and other science-based initiatives to improve the health of California’s rich and diverse marine ecosystems.
  • We support efforts to prepare California coastal communities for sea level rise and other impacts of climate change.
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