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Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is a volunteer support group established in 1985 to support the reserve, one of our region's premier tidepooling spots. Offers excellent docent-led programs for schools and private groups.

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Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

The tide pools here are among the best in the region, and you’ll get to see the large resident population ...

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An octopus walking on land

December 21, 2011 by Bay Nature

A Fitzgerald Marine Reserve cephalopod makes its way from one tide pool to another in this unusual daytime video. The ...

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High Time For Harbor Seal Pupping

April 22, 2011 by Erica Reder

Unlike sea lions and elephant seals, harbor seals shun attention. A harbor seal may flee at the slightest disturbance, and mothers have been known to abandon pups when harassed. Late April is peak pupping time, so watch out when you are kayaking on the Bay or walking certain beaches.

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Tidepool Tour

June 09, 2008 by Rick Bacigalupi

Viewing a diverse Bay Area ecosystem can be as simple as a trip to the beach.  Marine tidepools display a ...

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From Collecting to Recollecting

July 01, 2007 by Susan McCarthy

This San Mateo coast reserve--home to brilliantly colored nudibranchs, 20-armed sun stars, and pupping harbor seals--has been transformed from a place of collection and plunder to one of exploration and wonder.

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A Guide to Northern California Tidepooling

July 01, 2006 by Sue Rosenthal

This story was updated on March 1, 2017. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is home to some of the most diverse and ...


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