Bolsa Chica SB - FLOW

Volunteers meet at the Visitor Center at Bolsa Chica Lifeguard Headquarters. 


  • monitor water quality for the CA Dept. of Health & learn about salinity – including its importance and how to measure it 
  • Use a plankton net to take samples from the wetlands & inlet
  • Use a refractometer, hydrometer, microscope, and thermometer 
  • ID species of concern. Learn about harmful algal blooms (HABs), ID common plankton, and learn ecology of plankton