Franko's fish cards are stiff, laminated plastic, with a hole for a lanyard. Take it snorkeling or scuba diving with you! Size of Fish Cards: 5.5" x 8.5"
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Franko’s Map of Crystal Cove Underwater Park & Kelp Forest Creatures Identification Card
Side 1 shows Franko’s Map of Crystal Cove Underwater Park, is a part of Crystal Cove State Park, and lies right between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. It is Orange County’s only remaining pristine piece of coastline. Special thanks to The Cygnet Foundation and the sponsorship of the Crystal Cove Alliance for funding this fish card, which serves as a fund-raiser for the Crystal Cove Underwater Park environmental protection. Three miles of coastal bluffs, sand and tide pools comprise the underwater parks land boundary, and kelp forests, rocky reefs and sandy flats at a depth of 120 feet make the seaward boundary. Crystal Cove Underwater Park extends rom Fameo Shores by the Pelican Hill Golf Course on the north end to Abalone Point on the south end. The map shows Crystal Coves abundant recreational spots, including: Surfing spots (Elevators, Scotchman’s Cove, Sammy’s, the Historic District, Pelican Point, and Treasure Cove); Scuba diving spots (Corsair wreck, Reef Point & Scotchman’s Cove, Rocky Bight & Crystal Cove, and Pelican Point & Treasure Cove); Snorkeling spots (Aquariums at El Moro Beach, Two Historic Anchors from the 1850's, Scotchmans Cove, Pelican Point and Treasure Cove); Kayak Launching (El Moro Beach, Crystal Cove, and Treasure Cove); Best Swimming areas (Treasure Cove, Historic District, 3.5 Cove, Muddy Creek, and El Moro Beach); and Best Tide Pools (North end of Treasure Cove, Pelican Point, Rocky Bight, and Reef Point). Crystal Cove State Park basic rules and information is also shown. Franko’s Crystal Cove Underwater Park fish card was a project which began in late 2001 as the very first of Franko’s fish cards, which include La Jolla Shores and The Yukon. However, it was not finally published until early 2004. It is so good, it was worth the wait.
Side 2 shows Crystal Cove Underwater Park Kelp Forest Creatures in a real kelp forest with a sandy bottom. Over 5 dozen species include fishes, anemones, rays, sharks, seals, sea stars, a spiny lobster and much more. The list includes: sardines, blacksmith, topsmelt, halfmoon, zebra perch, Garibaldi, opaleye, kelp greenling, rainbow surfperch, harbor seal, cormorant, California sea lion, sargo, treefish, bocaccio, pile surfperch, black surfperch, leopard shark sheephead, kelp bass, senorita, yellowtail, rubberlip surfperch, walleye surfperch, blue rockfish, starry rockfish, bat ray, rock wrasse, barracuda, white sea bass, giant kelpfish, blackeyed goby, copper rockfish, lingcod, giant sea bass, barred sand bass, great sculpin, Spanish shawl, spotted scorpionfish, cabezon, olive rockfish, octopus, horn shark, blue shark, blue-banded goby, spiny kelp crap, white plumed anemone, bat star, thornback ray, sea cucumber, shovelnose guitarfish, purple urchin, spiny lobster, strawberry anemone, gorgonian sea fan, moray eel, California Halibut, C-O turbot, sunflower star, ochre seastar, crowned urchin, eel grass, and giant kelp. This is the most complete fish repertoire of any of the kelp forest fish cards to date.