Carpinteria is a beautiful a varied beach.  It has tides pools, wetlands, tar banks, a seal rookery, sea cliffs, and kelp beds.  They have managed to strike a remarkable balance between people and wildlife here.  The main section of the beach is overtaken by people however they have area’s fenced of for vegetation, the wetlands […]


Santa Rosa Islands: A scientific perspective for students

I visited the Santa Rosa Islands this previous weekend for a research trip revolving birds. I am approaching this blog post from a scientific/research lens. The boat ride to the islands was nerve racking, but breath taking. Dolphins swam with the boat and made a spectacle of their aerial acrobatics. Upon arriving at the island, […]