Bamboo Reef Dive Shop and Shark Stewards are coordinating a Community Science Dive at Lover's Point in Pacific Grove on Sunday, August 16, 10am-2pm, collecting observations in collaboration with Snapshot Cal Coast. You don't even need to dive to participate - you can also collect data in tidepools!
Face masks are required for everyone when you're not diving. For more information, please visit the event webpage. Advance registration is required - Shark Stewards will contact you with details on what to bring, where to meet, etc.
Snapshot Cal Coast is an annual California statewide citizen science effort that encourages people to make and share observations of plants, animals, and seaweeds along the California coast using the iNaturalist app. Led by the California Academy of Sciences with support from the California Ocean Protection Council, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the MPA (Marine Protected Area) Collaborative Network, we are creating a valuable snapshot in time of where species are located along our coast.
For 1-2 weeks every year, we mobilize and organize our partners from Del Norte to San Diego and everywhere in between to make and share observations of as many species as possible to build an annual snapshot of biodiversity along the California coast. We’re providing valuable data for scientists at local, regional, and state levels, and answering targeted research questions in support of California Marine Protected Areas. Together, we're gathering the data needed to determine species ranges now against which we can measure and monitor in the future.
Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.