The Laguna Bluebelt Coalition brings together organizations and individuals with a common goal of protecting and restoring marine life, conserving biological diversity and maintaining healthy, sustainable marine habitats.


 

Flash! Watch our educational video containing great information about our Marine Protected Areas and stunning photos of Laguna’s special marine life.

 

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Protect Our Sealife

Call 949 494-6571 for Violations
Protect our Sealife Your participation is important to the success of our marine reserves. The reserves are ours to restore or lose. We ask that you all become stewards and proponents of our new ocean reserves. More Info and Contact Numbers

Marine Reserves at Work

Positive Results
Marine Reserves at work The marine reserve at Cabo Pulmo in the Baja has shown dramatic recovery in just 10 years. Scripps Institute has documented the total amount of fish in the reserve increased over 460% from 1999 to 2009. More Info

Community Support

Protect & Restore Marine Life Habitat
Community Support is Critical The MLPA planning effort sparked an outpouring of public support from elected officials, local businesses, community organizations and scientists.
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What's New?

What's New?

All the Happenings

Take Action!

Take Action!

Your Support is Crucial

  • Support our New Marine Reserves
    Your support is critical if they are to succeed. The Bluebelt is spreading the word -educating and inspiring both residents and visitors to nurture and care for these special places. Watch our new educational video containing great information about our Marine Protected Areas and stunning photos of Laguna’s special marine life.

    You can also help with MPA Watch coordinated by OC Coastkeeper supporting Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations and our City’s effort to protect our MPAs.
    Click Here to Join Us.
  • Read About More Actions to Take

MLPA Facts & Maps

MLPA Facts & Maps

What You Need to Know

California’s magnificent underwater habitats—kelp forest nurseries, underwater canyons, corals and sponges, pinnacles and rocky reefs—are every bit as varied and dramatic as our national parks located on land.

The MLPA provides our best opportunity to preserve the beautiful bounty of our iconic ocean places. Our marine network of protected areas is a well-designed necklace to help marine ecosystems thrive for years to come.

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To See a World in a Grain of Sand

To See a World in a Grain of Sand

  "To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower. To hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour." Read More »
BOUNTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL BLOY!

BOUNTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL BLOY!

Jul 30, 2013
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Over the years we have seen Black Oyster Catchers (BLOY) from Dana Point in the south to Crystal Cove in the north, wherever there are healthy mussel beds and rocky ledges. Read More »
Wrack, Wrack, Glorious Wrack.

Wrack, Wrack, Glorious Wrack.

Nov 14, 2012
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  Laguna Beach Walkers Walk the Wrack.       Definition: Perhaps from Middle Dutch, wrak,wreckage; the term corresponds to Old English wraec Wrack. Hence the term "Wrack and Ruin" Read More »
Leopard Sharks, <br/>Bat Rays and Me

Leopard Sharks,
Bat Rays and Me

Dec 29, 2011
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  If you're (fool) hardy enough to get in the water to snorkel or scuba in the late fall/early winter Read More »
Winter Low Tides

Winter Low Tides

   What is hidden under the water during the hot summer sun is uncovered in the cooler winter months. Read More »
Shoreline Strolls  – Edges and Ledges of Laguna

Shoreline Strolls – Edges and Ledges of Laguna

  Here we are scrambling over the Aliso Creek Ledges to Camel Beach.   "Girls just wanna have fun!" Read More »
Shoreline Strolls

Shoreline Strolls

Sep 20, 2011
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Observations and thoughts on a flat, calmy day at the water's edge in August 2011:   Sedimentary rock of taffy San Onofre Breccia swirls is a glorious sandstone with a color as vibrant as butter that abuts our beaches. Read More »
We Can Celebrate!

We Can Celebrate!

Jul 2, 2011
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Laguna and the rest of the South Coast will see their new marine life protections go into effect on January 1, 2012. Read More »
Shoreline Strolls

Shoreline Strolls

Jun 8, 2011
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After a night of light rain the wind has blown out the storm at Crystal Cove and Catalina shines bright with her sandy bluffs, white and clean. Read More »
Tidepool Tales and Kelp

Tidepool Tales and Kelp

Jun 4, 2011
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You don't have to get into the water to notice the tremendous increase in the kelp forest off Laguna over the last year. A number of groups including thousands of individuals Read More »