This week on Santa Cruz Naturalist, Sara interviews Dan Abbott, the Central California Regional Manager for Reefcheck, a non-profit organization that monitors underwater reefs and kelp forests with help from citizen scientists. Reefcheck has been operating in kelp forests around the Monterey Bay area since 2006, and their data help to track important ecological and environmental events. Some of this information has been used to inform coastal policy to protect abalone and sea stars. Do you want to become a citizen scientist with Reefcheck and help monitor the health of our kelp forests? Visit their website at reefcheck.org to learn more.
Tune in to KSQD 90.7 FM to listen live the week of January 25th: Tuesday 7:55am, Wednesday 3:55 pm, and Thursday 6:55pm.