Posts with the category ‘Coastal Water Quality’


Our Marine Protected Areas Deserve Water Quality Protections Too

My summers growing up in Orange County were spent at the beach and in the waves. The summer I turned 16, my friends and I spent every day at the… Read More…


California Tourism & Coastal Health Depend on Clean Water

Photo: Dave Hart California is home to an iconic coastline, sprawling beaches, and unique places that attract people and wildlife alike. Surfers brave California’s waves and divers witness the magnificent… Read More…


Harmful Algal Blooms: The Leading Cause of Sea Otter Heart Disease?

Scientists and environmentalists have long raised red flags about the dangers of harmful algal blooms (HABs), which shut down beaches, harm our pets, and kill aquatic life. New research shows… Read More…


This World Wetlands Day, California’s Wetlands Are at Risk

Today is World Wetlands Day! These small, but important waters have a big impact: they help feed rivers, fill aquifers, filter runoff, reduce flooding, and provide critical habitat along California’s… Read More…


Precedent-Setting Action to Protect Our Coast & Ocean from Stormwater Pollution

California is home to a vibrant and unique coast that attracts millions of visitors each year – and this has proven especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic as families sought… Read More…


Time to Celebrate the Sea Otter

Sick of 2020 yet? We have just the thing to cheer you up: Sea Otter Week! Did you know the sea otter is the smallest marine mammal in North America?… Read More…


California’s Leadership Prioritizes Clean Water – But Fails to Hold Polluters Accountable

Photo: Humboldt Baykeeper Clean water is fundamental to our health, economy, and way of life – and this isn’t a secret to anyone living in California. California led the nation… Read More…


CCKA in the News: The Log

“I think staff in the draft permit lose sight of that,” said Sean Bothwell, executive director of the California Coast Keeper [sic] Alliance. “That [minimizing marine life mortality] is the… Read More…


CCKA in the News: Voice of OC

“They are using the lowest protection under the law,” said Sean Bothwell, executive director of California Coast Keeper [sic] Alliance. “They are still using the same pipe, the same cite… Read More…


Reaching a Tipping Point: Can California Restore its Kelp Forests?

Photo: Florian Graner Kelp forests are an iconic part of California’s coastline. Lush canopies float along nearshore waters up and down the state, hinting at the diversity of marine life… Read More…


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