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Earth Day at the Bay

Saturday, April 22, 2017 Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center 2301 University Dr. Newport Beach 10 – 3 p.m. Free parking, free admission Bring some cash for food trucks and opportunity drawing Newport Bay Conservancy, in partnership with OC Parks, present the 27th...

Upper Newport Bay Is a Beautiful Estuary

Estuaries are places like no other. Unique features include: Estuaries can make up an individual ecosystem. The Mississippi Delta estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico are different from estuaries in San Francisco Bay. Life is dynamic and diverse in estuaries. Some animals...
Light Footed Clapper Rail

Light Footed Clapper Rail

The Bay is home to several endangered and threatened bird species. Probably the most intriguing of these is the Ridgway’s rail (Rallus obsoletus), previously know as the Light-footed Clapper Rail

Upper Newport Bay

The Upper Newport Bay (located in Newport Beach Ca.) is a large coastal wetland (an estuary) in Southern California and a major stopover for birds on the Pacific Flyway. Dozens of species, including endangered ones, can be observed here. Upper Newport Bay Nature...

Plankton Study Photographs

Dr. Peter Bryant, head of the Newport Bay Conservancy research committee, and his research assistants from UCI have been studying the plankton population in the Upper Newport Bay and nearby offshore areas.  These amazing  photographs are the result of  that effort. ...