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Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students (LiMPETS)

LiMPETS (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students) is a citizen science program designed to monitor the coastal ecosystems of California and help youth develop a scientific understanding of the ocean. LiMPETS monitors the biology in rocky intertidal and sandy beach ecosystems and aims to provide publicly accessible, scientifically sound, long-term data to inform marine resource management and the scientific community. The program operates in three regions: Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Monterey Bay.

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Geographic Scope: Regional

Project Status: Active

Participation Tasks: Data entry, Identification, Learning, Measurement, Observation, Photography,

Start Date: 2003

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Fields of Science: Animals, Biology, Ecology and environment, Education, Nature and outdoors

Intended Outcomes: Civic and community, Individual learning,