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The California current--podcast with John Largier
Area: Pt Reyes National Seashore
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- Easting: 500438
- Northing: 4205633
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Location: Coordinates shown above are for Pt. Reyes Headlands
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  • Podcast featuring the voice of Dr. John Largier, professor of oceanography at Bodega Marine Lab.

    The view of the ocean from Pt. Reyes lighthouse is an incredible vantage point from which to observe the phenomenon of upwelling: the displacement of surface water with ocean bottom water. Upwelling occurs in a few specific places around the oceans of the earth, but is responsible for providing 20% of the food for the ocean's creatures. Because of the incredible productivity caused by the upwelling of the California current, the area from Point Arena to the Farrallon Islands is crucial to marine life in the Pacific Ocean.

    Click to listen to or download the podcast.