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Discover the unique ecosystems throughout California. Whether it's the harsh, arid deserts of the Mojave or the foggy, moist beaches of Half Moon Bay, this site is for you.


The weather in California isn't constant. On occasion, clouds loom over the sky. Over the ocean, huge stratus clouds have the potential to build and produce rainstorms. Ryth from the California Coastal Aquariums and Garden went outside and discovered that a few crucial elements are required to produce a rainstorm. Here is a cycle that begins with fog.

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Fun Photos

Did you know that the CCAG was once named the  115pet's Informal Zoo? It changed names in 2023. Below are some photos of me when I was 7 and pics of the CCAG's 'farm,' and the desert, the TMAD.

Robbie the kid

Who am I?

I am Ryth, a 13 year old kid who enjoys being in nature and learning about the flora and fauna of California. I have always been intrigued by nature, especially organisms that are fairly common. When I was three, I was always outside looking for snails under wooden slabs, and scavenging for roly pollies under wet leaves. When I was 7, I loved frogs so much, I created a club called the "Frog Club."  Next came marine life. A few years ago, I went to Pacifica State Beach and realized how much life exists in a minute tidepool. This experience led to the creation of this website and sparked my passion for nature. In the past few years, I have gone to numerous beaches to explore tidepool life. I have shared my enthusiasm and awe of the ecosystems surrounding us with my sister Eme, who often joins me on such beach excursions.

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