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Research Technical Report

A PDF version of this report is available at:

http://oceanspaces.org/sites/default/files/CSMP_Central_Coast_MPAs.pdf

Central Coast Marine Protected Areas

California Seafloor Mapping Program (2013)

Report, 34pp.

INTRODUCTION (excerpt)

The purpose of this publication is to present a general overview of the seafloor habitats found within each of the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) comprising the Central Coast Region of California's State-wide MPA Network. The maps and habitat information presented are products of the California Ocean Protection Council's (OPC) California Seafloor Mapping Program (CSMP).