Baby Beach, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.

Over spring break, 11 students and myself went to Maui, Hawaii for an ongoing research project. Our study was of mom and calf pairs (Humpback whales) resting in the ahu-ahu channel, off the coast of Lahaina. On down time we had the chance to explore the local beaches and snorkel. One beach we were able to snorkel at […]


Leo Carrillo State Beach

Leo Carrillo State Beach Leo Carrillo State beach is down the 1 freeway a little past Neptune’s Net. Blooming flowers and vegetation surround this beautiful beach. One of my favorite things about this beach is that it is not a groomed beach. This means that mounds of sand do not replenish the shoreline and the […]


Marina Park Beach

On February twenty-fifth I went out to Marina Park to see what I could uncover about the formation of the beach. The first thing I noticed was that the waves were coming into the beach from two different directions.  I’ve drawn lines on this picture to help illustrate this point.   While this could be […]


Marina Beach

A while back, sometime in February, another trip was planned among Danni, Amber, and myself. Starting off on a lovely weekend morning, we decided to take a trip to Marina Beach in Ventura. Full of clouds, the air was sweet and I felt prepared to enjoy not only a trip with friends, but enjoying what […]


Refugio State Beach

I volunteer on a weekly basis at a non-profit organization called CIMWI (The Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute) where I rehabilitate lethargic, malnourished, and sometimes injured California sea lion pups. I drive up to Gaviota, which is just north of Goleta, from Thousand Oaks usually every Sunday. I find this drive to be so […]