"There is a different pulse to the seasons here than in any other part of the United States"
"As the bay's seasons unfold, each is marked by a change in the air. The powerful winds of spring whip whitecaps across the surface of the bay before the moist waves of fog roll inland during summer. The clear skies of autumn can gust with hot winds that feel like the breath of fire. They give way to the puffed cumulus clouds of winter that cast flickering shadows across land and sea in the wake of storms." --excerpt from Bay of Life essay Seasons: From Wind to Whales
Explore seasonal impacts in Monterey Bay through the lens of Frans Lanting and these themes:
Winter Waves and Weather
Scroll below to preview photos and focus questions for each theme.
The resource folder contains the full Seasons essay, focus questions with photo collections, and K-12 curricular resources for this theme. See below for a sneak peak at theme photos, focus questions.