The California Current is an Eastern Pacific Ocean current that flows south along the western coast of North America, beginning off southern British Columbia, and ending off southern Baja California. The California Current is highly productive due to upwelling of cold water, which brings to the surface nutrients that enhance production and support large numbers of whales, seals and sea lions, seabirds and important fisheries. Because this region is particularly important to marine wildlife, Point Blue has made this a focal area of our ocean research.

Visit the links at the right to learn more about Point Blue's work in the California Current.