The Coast News Group

Learn how to visit coastal critters

REGION — San Diego’s extended summer temperatures and recent low tides mean more reasons for San Diegans to play in the region’s coastal waters. The tidepools and wealth of sea life are there for everyone to explore, but they need special care.

San Diego Coastkeeper, which protects swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters in San Diego County, has published a blog series outlining healthy habits that protect and preserve the ecological locations in our waters, when oceangoers want to explore their beauty. It shares important rules such as:

— Take only pictures

— Leave your pets at home

— Don’t overturn rocks

— Don’t destroy or damage landscapes

The series uses protected underwater areas in La Jolla to illustrate the importance of careful tidepooling and snorkeling while offering specific steps to follow.

To read more about the tips above and to explore the entire blog series, visit

The blog also includes:

— La Jolla Beaches: What You Need to Know

— Marine Ecology 101

— Tide Pool Dos and Don’ts

— Staying Safe and Staying Green

—. The Dos and Don’ts of Snorkeling

For more information on San Diego Coastkeeper, visit