The official website of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
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Calling All Photographers!

Volunteer Day!

Send us your favorite photos of Elkhorn Slough! From now until September 30th, we are accepting entries into our 2015 calendar contest.

Don't miss this fun opportunity to get your images into the 2015 Elkhorn Slough wall calendar.

Enter today!

Save the Dates

Save the Date

We are working up some fun events for this fall.  Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in the works.  As the events get closer, this will be the place to look for more details and registration information.  For now, you might want to hold the dates for fun at the slough.

Sea Otter Awareness Week Kayaking the Slough. September 21, 9-12noon

Elkhorn Slough Reserve Open House & Native Plant Fair. September 27, 9-2

Fall Birding Walk Highlighting Shorebirds
November 15, 7:30am

See more deails on our calendar...

NOAA What?


The Elkhorn Slough Otter Cam is highlight on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) web site. 

The federal organization (which provides funding to the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve) offers a range of educational information to help explore and learn about our oceans.  

A little “Did you know?” sidebar on their page about kelp forests highlights  the fact that Elkhorn Slough is home to a large population of sea otters and provides a link to our Otter Cam.  If you want to learn more about our ocean, visit their website...

Muddy Videos Show Slough Life

Life in our slough was a feature story in a recent edition of the Monterey County Weekly.  The story talked about the sea hares, moon snails, and other “cool” creatures that live in the mud. 

One of the most unusual critters mentioned was the Plainfin Midshipman fish seen in the video above.  

Want more? Visit our YouTube channel. While you are there check out the “Walk at Low Tides” videos. You'll be even more amazed at what's living in the mud. 

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