The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve near Half Moon Bay, Calif. is an easily accessible part of the coastline. The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve borders the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and is home to the Montara State Marine Reserve.
This reserve is full of intertidal biodiversity featuring an assortment of mussels, barnacles, sea stars, crab and other marine life. Shallow shores, granite reefs and giant kelp groves provide homes for hundreds of species of marine life. The reserve is a protected conservation area that ensures a fragile and complex intertidal ecosystem. The tidepool reserve is easily accessible and popular with school and community groups for its educational value.