By Mia Davidson and Jan Sattler Midnight grunion runs are part of California lore. Having a geographic range from the coastal waters of northern Baja California to most recently San Francisco, the California grunion (Leuresthes tenuis) are found most commonly off the coast of Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. The name is […]
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By Mia Davidson and Jan Sattler Colored a light sandy gray with an oval shaped body, Pacific mole crabs (Emerita analoga) also called Pacific sand crabs are found in great abundance in Laguna Beach. They are located in the exposed surf zone between the lowest and highest reach of the waves, buried in the shifting […]
By Mia Davidson and Jan Sattler Since January 2012, fishing in much of Laguna Beach is prohibited by law. Prior to that, one fish popular with anglers was the opaleye (Girella nigricans). The fish has dark olive-green backs and light undersides. Opaleye can be easily distinguished from other fish because they usually have two white […]
By Mia Davidson and Jan Sattler Designated a bird sanctuary by a 1978 ordinance, Laguna Beach is a refuge for a wide variety of migratory species that travel along the Pacific Flyway, the route taken from the breeding grounds in the far north to the wintering grounds in the more temperate south. The Sanderling […]
By Mia Davidson and Jan Sattler Numerous sea shells, naturally deposited by the tides, can be found along the shore of Laguna Beach. Shells are the hard protective coverings formed by many marine invertebrates, animals lacking a backbone. Though shells may be familiar, the animals that create them frequently are not. One of the most […]
Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is now taking registrations for a beginner-level clay-sculpting class. The workshop takes place at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9-10:30 a.m. The activity includes a docent tour of the center, and a close up view of live sea lions. Following the tour, participants will create […]
Editor, This past week has been extremely challenging and has tested our very souls. The mud and floodwaters took our studios, art work and everything we had worked so hard to accomplish. We would like to thank our friends and family who have arrived at our property with a shovel in their hand: Bob Bonn, […]