Snapshot Cal Coast

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  • December 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
    12:00 am - 9:00 am

Join the statewide effort to discover, record, and share observations of plants, seaweeds, and animals found along the California Coast during the month of December!

Getting started is a snap:

  1. Download the iNaturalist app for iPhone or Android
  2. Create an account to start making observations
  3. Join the Snapshot Cal Coast December 2020 project.
  4. Head to the coast on your own or with your family or quarantine bubble to make and share observations of plants and animals you see, especially species on our Most-Wanted list
  5. Observe during low tide: Reference this list of California low tides and NOAA’s tide table to find exact times for low tides near you
  6. Spread the word! Use hashtag #SnapshotCalCoast on social media

Always remember to follow the tidepooling best practices for your safety and the protection of seaweeds and animals:

  • Never remove any animals or seaweeds.
  • Take care to step on bare rock wherever possible.
  • Never move animals from place to place.
  • Never ‘roll’ rocks.

Important! Please follow all local laws and respect beach closures, physical distancing, and mask-wearing rules.