LiMPETS is a community science program that monitors the coastal ecosystems of California and helps youth develop a scientific understanding of the ocean. LiMPETS monitors the biology in rocky intertidal and sandy beach ecosystems and aims to provide publicly accessible, scientifically sound, long-term data to inform marine resource management and the scientific community.

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Our partners at UC Davis profiled LiMPETS in the scientific journal Biological Conservation: “Youth-focused community science.”

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Winter has some amazing low tides in store! Some of which are happening this week! To find the low tides near you check out the link in our bio. 

When exploring:
🌊 Always be aware of waves
🌿 Leave any animals or "plants" attatched to the rocks
📸 Take only photos & trash
🐙 Follow the signage

🥾 Have fun exploring and be safe!! 🥾

Winter has some amazing low tides in store! Some of which are happening this week! To find the low tides near you check out the link in our bio.

When exploring:
🌊 Always be aware of waves
🌿 Leave any animals or "plants" attatched to the rocks
📸 Take only photos & trash
🐙 Follow the signage

🥾 Have fun exploring and be safe!! 🥾
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Squeezed in one more field trip before the incoming storms. 🌊⛈️
Check conditions and be safe out there!

Squeezed in one more field trip before the incoming storms. 🌊⛈️
Check conditions and be safe out there!
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Dancing into the weekend like this Winged Kelp and wishing we were at the California Seaweed Festival! 🌱🌱

Alaria marginata, the Winged Kelp or Wakame, is a brown algae found in the low to subtidal north of Point Conception. 🪽🌿

Even though this kelp has a chemical defense against its mollusk predators, it's completely edible (& delicious) to humans. 🥘🥢
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#PhycologyFriday #Algae #California #Seaweed #Festival #caseaweed23 #Alaria

Dancing into the weekend like this Winged Kelp and wishing we were at the California Seaweed Festival! 🌱🌱

Alaria marginata, the Winged Kelp or Wakame, is a brown algae found in the low to subtidal north of Point Conception. 🪽🌿

Even though this kelp has a chemical defense against its mollusk predators, it`s completely edible (& delicious) to humans. 🥘🥢
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#PhycologyFriday #Algae #California #Seaweed #Festival #caseaweed23 #Alaria
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Happy #NationalSeaSlugDay! 🌊

🌎 Worldwide there are over 3000 species of nudibranchs, aka sea slugs. Of those roughly 180 call the California Coast home. Here are a few of our favorites. 

In Order of Appearance
👑 Noble Dorid (Peltodoris nobilis)
🎉 Festive Tritonid (Tritonia festiva)
🏄 San Diego Dorid (Diaulula sandiegensis)
🦄 Horned Nudibranch (Hermissenda crassicornis)
🤡 Clown Dorid (Triopha catalinae)
🪩 Opalescent Nudibranch (Hermissenda opalescens)

#Nudibranch #Gastropoda #SeaSlugDay #RockyIntertidal #Tidepooling

Happy #NationalSeaSlugDay! 🌊

🌎 Worldwide there are over 3000 species of nudibranchs, aka sea slugs. Of those roughly 180 call the California Coast home. Here are a few of our favorites.

In Order of Appearance
👑 Noble Dorid (Peltodoris nobilis)
🎉 Festive Tritonid (Tritonia festiva)
🏄 San Diego Dorid (Diaulula sandiegensis)
🦄 Horned Nudibranch (Hermissenda crassicornis)
🤡 Clown Dorid (Triopha catalinae)
🪩 Opalescent Nudibranch (Hermissenda opalescens)

#Nudibranch #Gastropoda #SeaSlugDay #RockyIntertidal #Tidepooling
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Rainy Sundays are for field ecologists and mole crabs. 

#CommunityScience #LiMPETSMonitoring #rainorshine #FieldSampling #MoleCrab

Rainy Sundays are for field ecologists and mole crabs.

#CommunityScience #LiMPETSMonitoring #rainorshine #FieldSampling #MoleCrab
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