AFTER YEARS OF HARD WORK, on June 6, 2012 California's Fish and Game Commission has voted to adopt a new network of protected areas along the northern coast. This marks the completion of the United States’ first statewide network of marine protected areas, and a huge step toward long-term environmental and economic health for the coast. Millions of visitors will frequent these special places to enjoy their favorite coastal activities — including surfing, diving, kayaking, and tide pooling.
California's 1100-mile shoreline abounds with tide pools, kelp forests and protected bays and beaches too. Whether you dive into the Pacific or just amble along the sand, you won't be disappointed by the biodiversity California puts on view, from tiny sea stars to the biggest animals on earth.
“Tide Pool Fantasy” is an original acrylic Illustration. I created this piece using a combination of traditional brush and airbrush techniques. This painting is not available for purchase, but I am open for commissions. Feel free to contact me if you are interested.
The beach was named after Leo Carrillo, a popular radio and TV performer, who also served on the State Park and Recreation Commission. http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/leo-carrillo-sb/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=CA&parkId=120047
Granite with wave pool water feature Commissioned by Foulger Pratt Companies Known to locals as “the wave pool,” Coastline is actually an educational tool that exemplifies the mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Using the power of the seas as an inspiration, Jim Sanborn developed a water environment/ornamental foundation which replicates a 65 foot section of coastline with its wave action. The wave frequency is controlled by a remote tide gauge in which…