Scripps Pier

The picturesque coastline of La Jolla includes a variety of habitats that support a rich and diverse assemblage of marine organisms including well over 250 species of fishes. Four marine protected areas have been established in recognition of the region’s importance in preserving California’s marine biodiversity.

We are soliciting the help of citizen scientists including divers and fishers in recording the occurrence of new and unusual fishes in the La Jolla area. As a citizen scientist, you can help document the effects of global climate change and environmental variability such as El Niño and La Niña events on the region’s fishes. Send inquiries to