Where in the Bay Area might you find both the smallest and the largest animals on the planet? In the ocean waters off our shore, where the upwelling of cold nutrient-rich water feeds a most spectacular gathering of wildlife, from tiny one-celled phytoplankton to 100-foot-long kelp strands to 85-foot-long blue whales. But despite the ocean’s vastness and diversity, it has not escaped the impact of a growing human population along its edge. Fortunately, a tidal wave of action by ocean advocates is now leading to stronger protections for our state’s marine ecosystems.
Blue Wilderness: Diving into our Ocean Sanctuaries
Where in the Bay Area might you find both the smallest and the largest animals on the planet? In the ocean waters off our shore!