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Otterly Important: the health of our coastal oceans

Raised toward our $10,500 Goal
23 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on July 15, at 12:01 AM PDT
Project Owners

Thank you!!

July 16, 2016

A huge thank you to everyone who showed their support to our project! With the amount raised we will be able to devote much of our time this summer to research. We are very excited, as this is a great learning opportunity and will benefit us long into the future. Thank you again for your support and please be on the lookout for updates on what we are doing, both here and on our Facebook page: 

Field season is fully underway!

July 05, 2016

Here is a snapshot view of what we see while performing the benthic surveys! Kelp forests are incredibly biodiverse - how many different species of invertebrates and algae can you spot?!

Almost done with funding!

June 27, 2016

Hi everyone, thank you so much for contributing and showing interest in our project! This past week we did PISCO field training to help us spot some of those cryptic critters that call the kelp forest home. Swing by our Facebook page in the next couple of days as we post some photos of the amazing marine life we've been seeing right here in Monterey bay. We have an exciting field season ahead and we hope your excited too!


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Our way
of Thanking You


A Personalized Thank You

All donations of five dollars or more will receive a written thank you and an invitation to our website to receive updates on our work.

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Estimated Delivery: September 2016


A Suave Shirt or Happening Hat

For donations of $150 or more you can choose between a PISCO shirt or baseball cap.

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Estimated Delivery: September 2016


The Sweetest Sweatshirt

For donations of $300 or more you will receive a PISCO sweatshirt with the PISCO Giant Kelp blade.

3 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: September 2016


Underwater sea life photograph

A large print photograph of subtidal species taken by a local, talented underwater photographer.

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Estimated Delivery: September 2016


The Lovely Lab

For donations of $750 or more you shall receive a guided tour of the lab, meet some of the professors behind the project, and see the facilities where we prepare for our field days, as well as an apparel item.

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Estimated Delivery: September 2016


The Superior Soirée

If you donate $1000 or more you will be invited to a end of the summer soirée where you can enjoy beer, wine, and scrumptious snacks as we talk about the research we have done over the course of the summer as well as all previous rewards.

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Estimated Delivery: September 2016