Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network
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This website's intent is to provide an understanding of how BOEM contributes to rocky intertidal science through the MARINe.

Many of the coastal sites have been monitored by Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network for periods of 15 to over 25 years. MARINe represents the largest program of its kind.The rocky shores of the west coast are home to dynamic, highly diverse biological communities that are subject to dramatic changes due to natural phenomena and human activity. Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network (MARINe) is committed to the long-term study of rocky intertidal species. We invite you to learn about them so that together we can understand how best to protect these valuable resources.

MARINe IntertidalMulti-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network (MARINe) is a partnership of Federal, state, and local government agencies in collaboration with many non-profit groups, universities and volunteers. Over sixteen groups have been collecting data between 5 and 30 years. Together with over fifty additional groups providing help, support, or access, MARINe monitors sites from Alaska to Baja California.

 

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