Wildlife & Habitat

Striped shorecrab

Tidal channels meandering through a sea of cordgrass deliver moisture and nourishment to support a healthy marsh ecosystem. California least terns fly above the tidal channels searching for small fish to carry back to their nests on NASA Island. A diverse array of marine organisms, from tube worms and sea stars to rays and sharks, and even an occasional green sea turtle flutters by.  Seal Beach NWR provides a safe place for these sensitive creatures to thrive. Come see it for yourself!