California observations of the 2018 Most Wanted Species of Snapshot Cal Coast, along with nearshore monthly average sea surface temperatures (SST).  For deeper analyses of the diversity and community structure of the target species, environmental data such as the NOAA Optimum Interpolation 1/4 degree daily SST and methods such as stacked species distribution models would be used.

  • Species point data from iNaturalist.
  • North Pacific nearshore monthly mean sea surface temperatures from USGS.
  • Pink acorn barnacle header photo from