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Bodega Marine Reserve
Bodega Marine Lab 3543.jpg
Bodega Marine Lab from the south, looking across Horseshoe Cove of Bodega Bay
Location Sonoma County, California
Area 362 acres (0.566 sq mi)
Governing body University of California, Davis
Website https://marinescience.ucdavis.edu/bml/bmr

Bodega Marine Reserve is a 362-acre (146 ha) nature reserve and marine reserve on the coast of northern California, located in the vicinity of the Bodega Marine Laboratory on Bodega Head. It is a unit of the University of California Natural Reserve System, administered by the University of California, Davis.

Features

The reserve is adjacent to Bodega Bay and the open Pacific Ocean, on a peninsula in rural western Sonoma County.

Natural hazards of the area include high cliffs, sleeper waves, white sharks, poison oak, Lyme disease, hantavirus, skunks, and mountain lions.

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