Stay Connected to Your Bay
All Abs on Deck!
Santa Monica Bay kelp forests once teemed with a rainbow of abalone species—red, pink, green, white, black, threaded, and flat – but due to overharvesting and disease, their numbers have devastatingly declined. TBF has been working to bring abalone back and our projects are ramping up just in time for the spawning season. Monthly, we have been spawning captive red abalone in our lab at SCMI, and conducting deck spawning treatments on wild green abalone off Catalina Island. The larvae and juveniles from these experiments will be outplanted to help restore abalone populations within Santa Monica Bay.
Get Your Tickets for CC3!
Join us again for Coastal Connections 3, our annual support event, on Sept. 28 at Pacific Park on the famed Santa Monica Pier to celebrate our Bay, reflect on our year of work, adventures and partnerships, and preview upcoming projects!
We’re also proud to be recognizing these special honorees:
* The must-see film “A Plastic Ocean”, which vividly depicts the global plastic pollution crisis. Read about the film’s producers visiting the U.N.
* Loyola Marymount University, our research partner in the Center for Santa Monica Bay Studies since 2008, where we conduct studies, engage student volunteers and interns in our work, and publish our peer reviewed journal Urban Coast.
* Both the Pasadena and Santa Monica Patagonia Stores, which have been so supportive of TBF via grants and dedicating employees to our restoration efforts.
The evening is a family event – adults and children welcome! Enjoy delicious food and beverages, a brief program, pier entertainment, and a wide range of friends and supporters.