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  Fitzgerald Marine Reserve - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is a marine reserve on the Pacific Ocean, located just north of Pillar Point Harbor and Mavericks in the San Mateo County community of Moss Beach, California.
The reserve is a 32 acre holding which extends from Montara light station at the north to Pillar Point on the south.
The reserve consists of a three mile stretch of beach, tidepool habitat, marsh, erosive bluffs, clifftop trail and cypress and eucalyptus forests.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fitzgerald_Marine_Reserve   (959 words)

 FitzGerald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Garret FitzGerald (born 1926), seventh Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland.
Fitzgerald, is a large crater on the far side of the Moon.
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, on the Pacific coast of Moss Beach, California.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fitzgerald   (608 words)

 San Mateo County -- Parks and Recreation -- -- Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
Uses within the Reserve include activities related to education and interpretation of natural resources, including the ecological systems of the inter-tidal reef, and the beach, uplands and marsh/wetlands complex, and recreational activities, such as walking, nature study and picnicking (restricted to Moss Beach Entrance), that are compatible with protection of natural resources.
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is at the end of the street.
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve conducts a volunteer program organized and led by a volunteer organization founded in 1972 known as The Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Life Refuge.
www.co.sanmateo.ca.us /smc/department/home/0,,5556687_12305999_12328451,00.html   (1672 words)

 Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve - Reserve
The Marine Reserve's history records the existence of pre-historic animal life and early Native Americans as residents of San Mateo County.
Until its designation as a reserve in 1969, there was unlimited removal of wildlife from its tidepools, and at one time, overflow crowds from San Francisco rushed to its shores to experience its touted reputation as a health spa.
During an archeological excavation at the reserve in 1994, scientists found a crescent of stone that is believed to have been used by early Native Americans.
www.fitzgeraldreserve.org /reserve.html   (1763 words)

 Bay Area Hiker: Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
Reserve hours vary seasonally, but in general it is open from 8 a.m.
You won't get much of a hike here (even though trudging through sand can be exhausting), but there's a path along the bluff and, combined with a stroll on the beach, you can create a mile long loop, with out and back extensions through the sand to the north or south.
This beach is the reserve's main drag, and you'll likely see lots of excited kids swinging strips of bull kelp and splashing about at the water's edge.
www.bahiker.com /southbayhikes/fitzgerald.html   (917 words)

 The Marine Mammal Center
Marine mammals are migratory animals and are capable of swimming large distances, so it does not affect them to be released at a different point within their range.
Marine mammals are well adapted to their ocean environment; they can easily find food, escape predators, and sense what is going on in their underwater habitat.
Humans don't view other marine mammals such as elephant seals and harbor seals as "intelligent," but this could be because their body shape and general personality aren't as well suited for training.
www.marinemammalcenter.org /faq/index.asp   (4118 words)

 San Mateo County, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
About 3.50% of families and 5.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.00% of those under age 18 and 5.10% of those age 65 or over.
San Mateo County encompasses a variety of habitats including estuarine, marine, oak woodland, redwood forest, coastal scrub and oak savannah.
There are numerous species of wildlife present, especially along the San Francisco Bay estuarine shoreline, San Bruno Mountain, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and the forests on the Montara Mountain block.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/San_Mateo_County,_California   (780 words)

 Coyote Point Museum: Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Tide Information
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is open from Sunset to Sundown.
To view marine life, a visitor has about 2 hours before the tide is at its lowest, and about 1 1/2 hours afterwards.
Effective July 1st, all Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Reservations should be made directly with San Mateo County Parks.
www.coyoteptmuseum.org /education/tide_info.htm   (202 words)

 Marine Refuges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Any property acquired in fee for ecological reserves shall be acquired in the name of the state, and shall, at all times, be subject to such rules and regulations as may be prescribed from time to time by the commission for the occupation, use, operation, protection, and administration of such property as ecological reserves.
In the Bodega Marine Life Refuge, licensees of the Regents of the University of California and all officers, employees, and students of such university may take, for scientific purposes, any invertebrate or specimen of marine plant life without a permit from the department.
In the James V Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, the following fish and mollusks may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license as authorized by this code: abalone, rockfish (Sebastes), lingcod, surfperch (Embiotocidae), monkeyface eel, rock eel, white croaker, halibut, cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus), kelp greenling (Hexagrammos decagrammus), and smelt (Osmeridae and Antherinidae).
www.dfg.ca.gov /enforcement/refuges.html   (832 words)

 Friends of the Parks
Fitzgerald Marine Life Reserve in Moss Beach is recognized as one of California's most diverse intertidal regions.
The Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Life Refuge is a volunteer organization founded in 1987 to preserve and protect this unique natural resource, to encourage educational and research programs there, and to support educational and interpretive services for schools and the public.
The just-completed comprehensive guide, The Natural History of Fitzgerald Marine Life Refuge, was the work of volunteers, as is the quarterly newsletter, Between the Tides, with many educational articles as well as information on events and activities at the Reserve.
www.supportparks.org /links.html   (826 words)

 SFDS - 1st Grade Outdoor Ed Trip
The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, one of the San Mateo County parks, is located in Moss Beach about an hour south of San Francisco.
This marine reserve was established in 1969 to protect hundreds of marine plant and animal species.
This spectacular stretch of coastline includes a shallow marine shelf that is exposed during low tides.
www.sfds.net /Academics/Outdoor_Education/Trips/1.html   (165 words)

 Marine Corps News -> Officials: Vests recalled to put troops at ease
Fitzgerald said the recall is entirely for the peace of mind of troops in theater in the wake of critical news reports, and, with 198,000 OTVs in the Marine Corps’ inventory, will have zero impact on ongoing combat operations.
Fitzgerald added that he personally wore a recalled vest while leading a Systems Command research team in Iraq to demonstrate his confidence in the gear.
Fitzgerald said he does not anticipate any future OTV recalls, and highlighted new protective equipment now enhancing the safety of forward deployed Marines and sailors.
www.marines.mil /marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/main5/9927AA50D8A87103852570CA006D0FA6?opendocument   (787 words)

 MBNMS: James V. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
Established in 1969, the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is one of the richest intertidal areas on the California coast.
Extensive shale reefs are home for a wide variety of marine life, such as giant green anemones, limpets, purple sea urchins, crabs and snails.
The reserve is 53 miles North of Santa Cruz, and 17 miles South of San Francisco.
bonita.mbnms.nos.noaa.gov /Visitor/Access/fitz.html   (149 words)

 Moss Beach Bed and Breakfast California Seal Cove Inn Local Attractions
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve: As our name reveals, we are partial to seals and there are many locations nearby to find them.
At low tide, the exposed rocks of the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, is a favorite spot for seals to lounge.
Reservations, information and dates of Self-Guided Tour Days can be obtained by calling 650.364.2880, Monday through Saturday between the hours of 9am and 3pm.
www.selectregistry.com /inns/qv/iid/181/attractions/bedandbreakfast.aspx   (1005 words)

 Fitzgerald Marine Reserve california wedding ceremony
You'll see a little unmarked entrance area and you follow the path with the ocean on your left up to a Cypress grove until you reach a fence on the ocean side that faces the ocean.
After parking, as you face the Reserve Ranger Station there is a path back near California Avenue that goes over the creek.
After crossing the creek proceed up the dirt path until you get to the top and the area for ceremonies is on the ocean side of the Cypress grove.
www.weddingsbythesea.com /fitzgerald.html   (254 words)

 BAY NATURE events
Join Bay Nature and hike co-sponsors Coastwalk and Friends of the Fitzgerald Marine Life Refuge as we explore the teeming tidepools of the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve on the San Mateo Coast north of Half Moon Bay.
Trained reserve docents will lead us as we look for anemones, hermit crabs, starfish, diminutive nudibranchs, and a host of other creatures engaged in a cycle of life that's easy to miss if you're not used to seeing things from a snail's-eye view.
The reserve entrance (seven miles north of Half Moon Bay) is at the western end of California Avenue.
www.baynature.com /events.html   (1122 words)

The reserve is currently being evaluated for a long-term recovery program after years of over use.
One student is writing his thesis on his analysis of 5 years of experimental data from the reserve that involved the effect of trampling on marine invertebrates.
This problem is simple on its face, but actually quite complicated in the marine rocky intertidal as it is such a biologically diverse and physically dynamic environment.
www.sfsu.edu /~biology/pages/gpages/nieseng.html   (346 words)

 Marine Recreational Fishery Marine Reserve Dive Survey Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Field surveys of sportsmen off FMR conducted by San Mateo Park rangers have shown total effort and take declined by 50% from 1972 to 1992.
Sharks are found at higher concentrations in the "red triangle" (from Año Nuevo, 20 miles south of FMR, to Bodega Bay, and the Farallon Islands off San Francisco) and may be one reason why otters have not become re-established north of Año Nuevo.
Seven different locations were surveyed off FMR at three target depths: Shallow (20 ft.), Medium (35 ft.) and Deep (55 ft.) using both emergent and invasive transects.
www.psmfc.org /~wvanbusk/pub/kelp/no2/fmr.htm   (481 words)

 Plants and Water on the Arroyo Del Valle - Home
In order to assess the impact coastal farming is having on the success and distribution of tide pool marine algae, I conducted research over a period of four months at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.
This ideal environment is established at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.
Although marine pollution can probably never be fully eliminated, steps can be taken to decrease the amount of pollution before the ecosystem at the Fitzgerld Marine Reserve is permanently altered.
pleasanton.k12.ca.us /avhsweb/thiel/creek/AP99/krista/conc.html   (953 words)

 San Mateo 2006 Summer Walk Description
San Mateo County is a mix of wild beaches, coastal towns and pristine marine reserves.
The Reserve is a refuge for blue heron, kites, deer, raccoons, and foxes.
Año Nuevo State Reserve is the site of the largest mainland breeding colony in the world for the northern elephant seal, and the site of a 350 acre dune field, one of the few remaining active dune fields on the California coast.
www.coastwalk.org /Hikes/06Walks/San.Mateo.html   (926 words)

 Surfrider Foundation USA -- Coastal Factoid
"The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in San Mateo County, CA has had chronic coastal water pollution problems (and frequent beach closures) because of high coliform bacteria levels.
Since then, the homeowners have installed septic tanks, and the homeless camps and horse stables are being moved away from the creek.
Consequently, the number of beach warnings and closures at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve has fallen sharply, from 27 weeks in 2000 to just 1 week in 2001 (as of September 2001).
www.surfrider.org /factoids/factoid_single.asp?date_updated=20011126   (173 words)

 Fitzgerald Marine Reserve:
The tidepools are full of marine life in a resplendent array of colors and textures.
The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve was established in 1969 to protect hundreds of marine plant and animal species from destruction by development.
Since becoming a protected area, scientists have discovered 25 new marine invertebrate and plant species, including several endemic species, while gaining insight into the complex interdependencies of the coastal marine ecosystem.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/getoutside/archive/1996/06/01/overview.DTL   (353 words)

 Fitzgerald Marine Reserve near the Half Moon Bay Lodge
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve near the Half Moon Bay Lodge
A variety of seaweed, crabs, sponges, sea anemones, mollusks, starfish and fish make their homes in the inter-tidal; that area between low and high tide.
Reserve a room at the Half Moon Bay Lodge and visit Northern California's Sealife!
www.halfmoonbaylodge.com /attractions/fitzgerald.php   (235 words)

 Surfrider San Mateo County Chapter : Blue Water Task Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
San Vicente Creek flows east to west from the hills above Moss Beach, under Highway 1, meandering to it's outflow at the ocean by the main entrance of the James V. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach.
Since October of 1998 several signs have been posted at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve stating that the waters of San Vicente Creek are "contaminated and unsuitable for human contact".
However, after heavy rains the plume of contamination may flow into the intertidal area of the Reserve and may extend as far as fifteen meters north and south of the creek mouth.
www.surfridersmc.org /bwtf_svcreek1.php   (371 words)

 California Wild Winter 2000 - Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Natural History of the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, by Diane R. Conradson, editor.
Friends of the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Moss Beach, CA, 1999, $10.95, paper.
The book examines and explains the fauna and flora of the ocean shore between the tides and the nearshore land, concluding with a discussion of geology and climate.
www.calacademy.org /calwild/2000winter/stories/reviews.html   (945 words)

The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, located seven miles north of Half Moon Bay, is a popular destination.
This plan suggests the Reserve would be enhanced by interpretive facilities – including a modest-sized center supporting exhibits, training, library, and research.
Students can investigate a dramatic marine reserve that has one of the greatest concentrations of tide pool life in the world.
www.supportparks.org /projects.html   (2680 words)

 Windy Hill Publications - Coastside
The public activities of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association (FMSA) and the new Seymour Marine Discovery Center in Santa Cruz now push the window open a little wider.
Twice a day the teeming underwater world of the James V. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is exposed to view.
From November to January, this deck is one of the best places along the coast to spot gray whales on their annual 12,000-mile round trip migration from the Arctic to Baja.
www.windyhillpublications.com /coastside-sub.html   (1622 words)

 Living Waters
Sonoma Baylands of San Francisco Bay - USGS study of the habitat destruction of the Sonoma Wetlands in southern San Francisco Bay.
Marine Ecosystems - The Evergreen Project - Information on shoreline, tropical, and temperate ocean habitats.
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve - Information about a coastal reserve on San Francisco Bay with tidepool and shore habitats.
www.kn.pacbell.com /wired/fil/pages/listwaterhaja.html   (534 words)

 Fitzgerald Marine Reserve north of Half Moon Bay has great tide pools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve north of Half Moon Bay has great tide pools
Restrooms, picnic tables and a small visitor's center can be found in the car park.
Marine reserve staff or docents lead tidal walks.
www.california-travels.com /html/fitzgerald.html   (314 words)

 Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber: Visiting Half Moon Bay: Trail Guide
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is THE place to marvel at the diversity of Coastside geology and aquatic life.
From the sheltered sandy cove at the south end of the Reserve, take the trail to the bluff tops to return to the parking lot.
The narrow bluff trail crosses six bridges to show you harbor seals basking on the offshore rocks and magnificent coastal plants such as sea pinks, seaside daisies, bush lupines, and Hooker's primroses.
www.halfmoonbaychamber.org /visiting_hmb/trail_guide.html   (2146 words)

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