GEOLOGY OF LA JOLLA COVE
La Jolla Marine Protected Area
The La Jolla Marine Protected Area (MPA) encompasses 6,000 acres of underwater life. Starting at Seven Sea Caves to the south, it extends westward past Seal Beach, reaching as far North as the Scripps Pier. The wildlife diversity in La Jolla Cove is made possible by the support of the 4 distinct micro habitats that we find here in the La Jolla MPA. Each habitat has unique characteristics that give different animals the resources to thrive and call our underwater park their home. The unique shape of the La Jolla Cove protects much of the area from larger surf, making it the ideal environment for wildlife to raise their young to flourish. With all of the diverse wildlife being protected, La Jolla Cove is the ideal location for an ocean kayak adventure for the whole family.
Fun Facts: Only 2% of the world’s ocean water is protected by State and Federal Law, making the MPA a rare place to see undisturbed wildlife in their natural habitat. In fact, only 10% of MPA is considered “No Take”, meaning nothing unnatural can be brought in and nothing can be taken out.