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Forgotten Ghost Ships of San Francisco Bay

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A mystery wreck of an early steam tugboat is now home to schools of rockfish, a pair of wolf eels and a giant octopus. It’s one of more than 300 “ghost” shipwrecks being documented by researchers off of San Francisco.

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Posted in Boating, Marine Debris, National Marine Sanctuaries, Ocean Photography

Don’t Trash the Beach!

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California’s beaches mean summer fun and beautiful views. The beach is a great place for recreation and relaxation…alone, or with family and friends. We all need to do our part to protect our beaches and coastline. In this report, we

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Posted in Environmental Education, Marine Debris, Ocean Health, Ocean Photography, Water Pollution, Ways to Help the Ocean

Ocean and Coastal Photo Contest Winners

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Spy on a shy spotted octopus. Gaze at a traveling sea nettle jelly. Gasp at the sunrise hitting the Golden Gate Bridge. The 15th Annual Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest provides an array of images capturing our ocean and

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Posted in Ocean Photography

California King Tides: “Snap the Shore, See the Future”

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What will happen to our coastline with sea level rise? Help us find out! Learn how you can help gather important information about our changing coastline by simply taking and sharing your photos of California’s “King Tides” — the highest

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Posted in Climate Change, Ocean Photography

Wonders of the Sea

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Ever wonder what lies beneath the surface of our ocean in California? Prepare to be dazzled by the incredible photographs of our California coast and rich marine life, taken by photographer Marc Shargel. Shargel has dedicated his photography career to

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Posted in National Marine Sanctuaries, Ocean Photography

Yesterday’s Ocean

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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”

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Posted in Environmental Education, Marine Life Decline, Ocean Photography

Crazy Days of Summer Ocean Fun!

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Summer and ocean fun go together. Whether it’s in the ocean, at an aquarium, or at home reading a book, the ocean and its critters provide entertainment, fascination, and just plain fun! We talk with Claire Fackler, National Education Liaison

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Posted in Environmental Education, Ocean Photography, Surfing

Capturing the Beauty of California’s Ocean and Coast

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The beauty, mystery, excitement, wildlife and lifestyle of California’s Ocean and Coast are captured in this montage of spectacular photos representing some of the winning images from the 14th Annual California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest. We talk with

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Posted in Ocean Photography

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s “My Father, The Captain”

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What was the biggest surprise Jean-Michel Cousteau learned about his father, Jacques, in writing “My Father, The Captain”? Jean-Michel Cousteau talks about his famous father, the ocean world, and the Cousteau legend and legacy. He’s created a book and film

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Posted in Ocean Photography, Ways to Help the Ocean

King Tides

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The California King Tides Initiative encourages members of the public to go photograph shorelines in their local community during the highest tides of the winter. These high tides, combined with winter storm surge and runoff, can show us how the

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Posted in Ocean Facts, Ocean Photography

BLUE Ocean Film Festival: September in Monterey

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September 24-30, filmmakers, photographers, scientists, explorers, entertainment executives and the general public, will gather in Monterey at BLUE to honor the best in ocean filmmaking, to learn more about the issues facing our ocean, and to collaborate on improving the

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Posted in Ocean Photography, Ways to Help the Ocean

Life’s A Beach!

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We’re celebrating our 100th Thank You Ocean Report podcast in style–beach style! It’s summer, and more people enjoy the beaches than any other time. California’s beaches offer a variety of experiences, from quiet coves to broad expanse of sand to

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Posted in Marine Animals, National Marine Sanctuaries, Ocean Photography

Earth Day’s Big Blue Marble

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On Earth Day, we often see the NASA photo from space of Earth as a Big Blue Marble, but what makes it blue? The ocean! We talked with Wallace J. Nichols about BlueMarbles.org, the global movement inspired by the Earth

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Posted in Ocean Health, Ocean Photography, Ways to Help the Ocean

California King Tides Initiative: Glimpses into the Future of Rising Sea Levels

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King Tides are the highest predicted high tides of the year.  Combined with winter storm events, these high water levels can show us how rising sea levels due to climate change might impact our communities in the future.  The California

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Posted in Climate Change, Ocean Photography

California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest: Seeing our Watery World Through a Lens

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Over 1,400 photos were submitted to the 13th Annual California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest, sponsored by the Thank You Ocean campaign, the California Coastal Commission, and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts of California! Brian Friedman, the Judges’ First Place Winner,

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Engaging the Public, Protecting the Coast, and Capturing the Moment

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Your browser does not support the audio element. The California Coastal Commission Public Education Program engages the public in coastal protection and restoration activities and increases the public’s understanding about California’s marine resources. Sylvie Lee, Public Education Program Coordinator, tells

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Posted in Ocean Photography, Ways to Help the Ocean

San Francisco Ocean Film Festival

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Your browser does not support the audio element. March 9-13, 2011: The 8th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, the nation’s premier cinemaquatic [R] event, will feature more than 50 adrenaline-drenched and thought-provoking films exploring the beauty, mystery and excitement

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