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Photo by Andrea Warniment |
Photo by Andrea Warniment

If you live or visit the Santa Monica Mountains, sooner or later, your heart turns towards the sea. Caring for our beaches, our nearshore habitat and the ocean itself is vital to maintaining the beauty and well-being of our communities. Did you know…the Pacific Ocean was named by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 who called its waters “mar pacifico” which means peaceful sea.

Beach Plants, Kelp Forests and Beach Wrack
Beach Water Quality
Coastal Protection
Tide Pools


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