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Online Resources
Up to date information about California's Marine Life Protection Act is found on the California Department of Fish & Game's official site.

News and a conservation viewpoint can be found at (Marc Shargel contributed several images to

These sites offer great background on The Science of Marine Reserves:
PISCO, the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans, especially their very informative publication The Science of Marine Reserves.

The Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS) presents scientific results to a more general readership. They've compiled a lot of good information on marine reserves.

To learn about the changes in coastal oceans that began before we were born, visit

Other Books of Interest
The entire series of marine life idendification books by Dan Gotshall are indespensable for divers and marine naturalists.

Marc Shargel learned a lot of biology from Lovell & Libby Langstroth. Their book A Living Bay, contains marvelous photographic illustrations of Monterey Bay marine life with fascinating natural history interpretation of the natural histories of their photographic subjects.

Between Pacific Tides now in its Fifth edition, this is Edward F. Ricketts' seminal book. Co-authored and updated by Joel W. Hedgpeth, Jack Calvin, and David Phillips, it still contains the original foreword by Ricketts' friend John Steinbeck. It essentially introduced the notion of ecosystem-level marine biology and inspired the ecosystem-based management science that led to the MLPA.

"Inside the Lines" Documentary by Austin Gallagher. Mr. Gallagher's website.



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