Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California

California Naturalist Series: Natural History of the California Current


Off the California shoreline is a dynamic, thriving collection of ecosystems. This region is a boundary zone that supports the seasonal upwelling of cold, nutrient-rich water to the surface, and is one of only five such zones in the world. Without the endless expanse of blue stretching from its western edge, California would be a very different place.This publication will help you:Understand the physical and atmospheric processes that create the California Current Explore the ecology of the California Current Become aware of threats to marine wildlife off the coast of California and ways in which wildlife is being protected

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View