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.


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Protect Our Sealife

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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.
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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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Marine Reserves Established!

Marine Reserves Established!

May 7, 2011
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  Laguna Bluebelt members attended the Fish and Game Commission meeting in Ontario on May 4th urging the implementation of the reserves without delay. Read More »
Shoreline Strolls

Shoreline Strolls

May 6, 2011
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  Today dawned quiet and calm on the beach at Crystal Cove for our walk at Reef Point. No wind, no harsh glare on the water, a minus tide and good tide-pooling. Read More »
One World One Ocean

One World One Ocean

Apr 5, 2011
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MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation launched their 'One World One Ocean' awareness campaign. You are invited to join the movement to restore and protect the health of the world's oceans. Read More »
Tidepool Tales

Tidepool Tales

Mar 31, 2011
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Welcome to Tidepool Tales! We want this to be a fun and informative blog, sharing photos and observations from the Laguna Bluebelt. Read More »
Adipisci velit

Adipisci velit

Feb 11, 2011
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