Because the number of birds present at Malibu Lagoon State Beach can be large, we hypothesized that the number of avian predators during spawning runs of California Grunion may be correlated with adjacent upland habitat for wildlife.
Malibu Lagoon State Beach was observed on ten additional summer nights when spawning runs were neither predicted nor seen in 2010.
Avian predators are present on Malibu Lagoon State Beach (MLSB) during the nights of potential spawning runs of California Grunion, but not on other nights (Fig.
The 10,000-acre park extends down toward the Pacific to the beach and wetlands of Malibu Lagoon State Beach
Abstract.--Mass mortalities of intertidal purple sea urchins, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus occurred at Malibu Lagoon State Beach, California, in 2010 and 2011.
At sunrise on October 9, 2010, in Malibu, California, dignitaries inaugurating Surfrider Beach (Malibu Lagoon State Beach) as the first World Surfing Reserve unexpectedly encountered more than 10,000 freshly killed Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Stimpson, 1857) stranded at the tideline (Ralston, pers.
Supratidal and intertidal zones at Malibu Lagoon State Beach were surveyed to investigate the origin of sea urchin kills and to gauge the impact of lagoon breaches.
At 0600 h on October 12, 2010, the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors (DBH) staff encountered "thousands of small purple sea urchins" at Malibu Lagoon State Beach. The beach maintenance crew disposed of some dead animals and raked others into piles.
Also, meteorological and oceanographic conditions and the chemistry of water in the lagoon and the bay were not comprehensively monitored at Malibu Lagoon State Beach during mass mortality events in 2010 and 2011.
Also lovely is Surfrider Beach (look for signs for Malibu Lagoon State Beach
) at PCH and Cross Creek Rd.
The Chumash Indians, the first to live here, named their settlement (believed to be at the present-day Malibu Lagoon State Beach
) Humaliwo, which means "the surf sounds loudly." They existed on and for the ocean, paddling their planked canoes called tomols to sea for fishing and trading.
East of the house, at Malibu Lagoon State Beach
, restoration has given new life to a 5-acre coastal wetland, resting or living space for more than 250 species of birds; kiosks explain bird and plant life.