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Coastal Resource Protection

Kelp Forests and Marine Resources

Kelp ForestDive into the giant kelp forests of Point Lobos State Marine Reserve and learn about this amazing habitat and its history of protection!  Students will explore the forest’s amazing seasonal lifecycle and its critical role in the overall health of the marine reserve ecosystem. Students will learn how a unique history of marine protection over the last 60 years has made Point Lobos State Marine Reserve a premier example of the healthy giant kelp forest ecosystem in California and the world.