Seabirds are sensitive to your presence - approaching too close to seabird colonies by boats causes chaos resulting in abandoned nests, that could lead to the deaths of eggs and chicks and eventual decreases in populations.
To protect seabirds and other marine life, the California Department of Fish & Game designated Marine Protected Areas from the Mexico Border to Point Arena, including Special Closures (no entry zones) along the California central coast. Learn more about Special Closure locations off San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin Counties. Click here to download your Guide to Special Closures in California's Marine Protected Areas.
Join fellow boaters and help protect seabirds by following these tips:
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