Bodega Marine Reserve

Bodega Marine Reserve

Bodega Marine Reserve (BMR), the 362-acres surrounding the Bodega Marine Laboratory, provides protected lands for research and education. Researchers and students come to investigate habitats remarkably diverse for such a small area. Subtidal, rocky intertidal, mudflat, sandy beach, fresh and saltwater marsh, coastal grassland and dune communities are all within walking distance. The site is well known for the strength of wind-driven coastal upwelling and the complex geology of the San Andreas fault.