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Moss Landing
California

Moss Landing is located at the mouth of Elkhorn Slough, a former mouth of the Salinas River. It is home to a picturesque fishing fleet, plus marine research laboratories and associated facilities. The gas-fired electric power plant here features two 500 foot (150 meter) stacks.

There is a small state beach with excellent viewing of sea otters resting in the calm waters.

Moss Landing State Beach
Wikipedia: Moss Landing, California

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Harbor entrance at Moss Landing

Harbor entrance at Moss Landing

The narrow opening to the natural harbor of Moss Landing

Moss Landing Harbor, California

Date photographed: January 31, 2013
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Sand Dunes on the north spit at Moss Landing

Sand Dunes on the north spit at Moss Landing

Moss Landing harbor is protected by low sand dunes

Moss Landing State Beach, California

Date photographed: January 31, 2013
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Sea otters rafting at Moss Landing

Sea otters rafting at Moss Landing

Sea otters once endangered can be seen easily in the Moss Landing harbor

Moss Landing State Beach, California

Date photographed: January 31, 2013
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Sea lions on a floating dock at Moss Landing

Sea lions on a floating dock at Moss Landing

Noisy sea lions have taken over a floating dock next to the Highway One bridge over Elkhorn Slough

Highway One Bridge at Moss Landing, California

Date photographed: January 31, 2013
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MBRI Buildings and the research vessel Rachel Carson at Moss Landing

MBRI Buildings and the research vessel Rachel Carson at Moss Landing

MBRI, the Monterey Bay Research Institute, has a complex of buildings and their research vessel Rachel Carson at Moss Landing

Moss Landing, California

Date photographed: January 31, 2013
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Fish unloading dock at Moss Landing

Fish unloading dock at Moss Landing

A fish unloading and packing facility

Moss Landing, California

Date photographed: January 31, 2013
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Moss Landing harbor from the bridge

Moss Landing harbor from the bridge

Fishing boats large and small in the Moss Landing harbor

Moss Landing, California

Date photographed: January 31, 2013
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Low dunes at Zmudowski Beach

Low dunes at Zmudowski Beach

Low sand dunes and small wetlands at Zmudowski Beach

Zmudowski State Beach, near Moss Landing, California

Date photographed: January 31, 2013
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