Webcam USC Wrigley Catalina Marine Reserve

This camera sits underneath the dock of the Wrigley Marine Science Center and is located in the Blue Cavern Marine Protected Area at Catalina Island. A statewide network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) safeguards California’s rich coastal resources. Catalina is a crown jewel of our state, where beneath the waves lie some of California’s richest marine habitats. Eelgrass and elk kelp beds, interfaces of sandy bottoms and rocky reef kelp forests, and the deep waters of the channel provide homes for hundreds of species of fish, shellfish, marine mammals and seabirds. These pristine waters provide opportunities for recreational and educational activities such as kayaking, snorkeling and diving. The Marine Protected Area here has been heavily studied and contributed to MPA research since 1989.