Sunday, November 23, 2014     Volume: 29, Issue: 17
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Testing the waters: Locals prepare to submit a nomination to create a National Marine Sanctuary along the Central Coast

A wise animated crab once said: “The human world, it’s a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they’ve got up there.” He was biased, of course, but nonetheless, there are some land-roaming humans who might agree. In the waters off the Central Coast, 13 different species of whales and dolphins come to feed, sea otters are prolific, numerous species of fish move about in schools, shrimp and squid abound, and seals dart through the water, all gathering around the extensive kelp forests, which act as a nursery ... [ Read Article ]