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Calling all Beachcombers

January 9, 2018

The sun shines on the rolling waves along one of San Diego’s 70 miles of coastline. Beneath the water a smack of moon jellies float by riding the California Current down toward Baja, a gulp of cormorants can be seen diving to depths of 25 feet in search of a tasty fish breakfast, and a […]

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Hiking the Lost Coast Trail….A Truly WILD Coast

October 24, 2017

WILDCOAST- the name itself implies that we work in some of the most beautiful and remote places in the world. This last week, however, I had a life-changing experience that brings a whole new meaning to wild coast. Do you like a story with bears, close calls with mother nature, and downright adventure? If you […]

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Get to know your neighbors: Mola

September 11, 2017

A sunfish (Mola mola) swims near the surface off San Diego, California. I am the ocean sunfish, also known as the Mola mola. Some people call me the alien of the sea because, well, I look like an alien! I’m a silver color, with very rough, thick, mucus-lined skin, and it looks like I’m only […]

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Going Wild at IMPAC4 in Chile

September 8, 2017

By Serge Dedina, Executive Director WILDCOAST has the opportunity to participate in the 4th Annual International Marine Protected Area Congress in La Serena, Chile. Given, Chile’s recent globally important record of creating vast marine reserves including new ones just off of Rapa Nui and Southern Patagonia, there wasn’t a more appropriate location. There were participants […]

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WILDCOAST and the Philippines’ Collaborate for Ocean Conservation

July 17, 2017

One of over 7,000 islands in the Philippines. Last week I departed on a two-week journey to the Philippines to help facilitate an intensive training with the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and United States Agency for International Development to enhance the Philippines marine protected area network. Based […]

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Poacher Busted for Messing with California’s MPAs

April 3, 2017

Images by Hayley Miller In a recent victory for San Diego County Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliot struck a plea deal with poacher Jeff Anthony Zenin which landed him 3 years of probation, a $30,000 fine, the loss of all fishing gear used during his poaching acts and the forfeiture […]

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Get to know your neighbor: Leopard Shark, Triakis semifasciata

December 20, 2016

Photo by Octavio Aburto Week #5: Leopard Shark, Triakis semifasciata I lurk in shallow nearshore marine waters in search of my next meal. I scan the seafloor using senses attuned to find prey that hides amongst the benthos*. When I zero in on my victim I surge forward and use my specially shaped sub-terminal* mouth […]

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Happy 2nd Anniversary Souther California Underwater Parks.

November 15, 2015

It’s been two years since the implementation of Southern California Marine Protected Areas or “Underwater Parks” and here at WILDCOAST we have been working hard to make sure these areas are a success so future generations can have a thriving and healthy marine ecosystem. We believe that the only way these protected areas work is […]

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