Morro Bay, California

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Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast.wikipedia
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Chumash people

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The prehistory of Morro Bay relates to Chumash settlement, particularly near the mouth of Morro Creek.
The Chumash are a Native American people who historically inhabited the central and southern coastal regions of California, in portions of what is now San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, extending from Morro Bay in the north to Malibu in the south.

San Luis Obispo County, California

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Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast.
Other coastal towns (listed from North to South) include Cambria, Cayucos, Morro Bay, and Los Osos -Baywood Park.

Landing of the first Filipinos

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The first recorded Filipinos to visit America arrived at Morro Bay on October 18, 1587, from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza; one of whom was killed by local Native Americans while scouting ahead.
On 18 October 1587, the first Filipinos landed in what is now the Continental United States at Morro Bay.

Morro Rock

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Morro Rock later gave its name to the town.
Morro Rock (Salinan: Le'samo, Chumash: Lisamu) is a volcanic plug in Morro Bay, California, on the Pacific Coast at the entrance to Morro Bay harbor.

Morro Creek

The prehistory of Morro Bay relates to Chumash settlement, particularly near the mouth of Morro Creek.
The watercourse flows from the Santa Lucia Mountains to discharge into the Pacific Ocean, at its mouth on Estero Bay, near the city of Morro Bay.

California State Route 1

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Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. The city of Morro Bay is 20 km northwest of San Luis Obispo and is located on Highway 1.
It rejoins the coast in Morro Bay, running through that city as a freeway, where it crosses Morro Creek at the site of a prehistoric Chumash settlement dating to the Millingstone Horizon.

San Luis Obispo, California

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The city of Morro Bay is 20 km northwest of San Luis Obispo and is located on Highway 1.
The party traveled north along San Luis Obispo Creek, turned west through Los Osos Valley, and reached Morro Bay on September 9.

Cayucos, California

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The larger bay on which the local area lies is Estero Bay, which also encompasses the communities of Cayucos and Los Osos.
Cayucos is a census-designated place located on the coast in San Luis Obispo County, California along California State Route 1 between Cambria to the north and Morro Bay to the south.

Los Osos, California

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The larger bay on which the local area lies is Estero Bay, which also encompasses the communities of Cayucos and Los Osos.
Los Osos is largely a bedroom community for San Luis Obispo, which is 10.6 miles east, and to a lesser extent, Morro Bay, which is 2.3 miles to the north.

Morro Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area and Morro Bay State Marine Reserve

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In 2007, the California Fish and Game Commission designated Morro Bay as a marine protected area named the [[Morro Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area and Morro Bay State Marine Reserve|Morro Bay State Marine Reserve]].
The Morro Bay marine protected areas are near the city of Morro Bay and adjoin Morro Bay State Park.

Robert F. Sternitzky

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A subspecies of butterfly, the "Morro Bay Blue" or " Morro Blue" (Icaricia icarioides moroensis) was first found at Morro beach, by the entomologist Robert F. Sternitzky, in June 1929.
In 1930, he described Plebejus icarioides moroensis (Morro Bay blue or Morro blue), having taken the type specimen at Morro Beach, in San Luis Obispo County, California, on June 1, 1929; it is now known as Aricia icarioides moroensis.

Nine Sisters

Morro Rock is one in a series of similar plugs that stretch in a line inland called the Nine Sisters.
They run between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo.

Pedro de Unamuno

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The first recorded Filipinos to visit America arrived at Morro Bay on October 18, 1587, from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza; one of whom was killed by local Native Americans while scouting ahead.
The voyage started in Macau on July 12, 1587 and reached the Californian shore on October 18, at 35.5 degrees North latitude, where they went on shore in a bay with sandy beaches (perhaps Morro Bay) and contacted native people.

Los Osos Creek

Los Osos Creek discharges into Morro Bay.
Los Osos Creek is a stream in coastal San Luis Obispo County that discharges to Morro Bay.

Bay mud

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There has also been work on reducing erosion in the Chorro Creek watershed to reduce the amount of sediment coming into the bay to form bottom layers of bay mud.
Example locations are Cape Cod Bay, Chongming Dongtan Reserve in Shanghai, China, Banc d'Arguinpreserve in Mauritania, The Bristol Channel in the United Kingdom, Mandø Island in the Wadden Sea in Denmark, Florida Bay, San Francisco Bay, Bay of Fundy, Casco Bay, Penobscot Bay, and Morro Bay.

California Bays and Estuaries Policy

Morro Bay is recognized for protection by the California Bays and Estuaries Policy.
Humboldt Bay, Bodega Harbor, Tomales Bay, Drakes Estero, San Francisco Bay, Morro Bay, Los Angeles - Long Beach Harbor, Upper Newport Bay, Newport Back Bay, Mission Bay, and San Diego Bay are identified by the policy.

Camp San Luis Obispo

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Soldiers from Camp San Luis Obispo would come to Morro Bay and practice loading into the LCVPs.
State Route 1 passes through the camp about halfway between the cities of Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo.

Millingstone Horizon

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At least as early as the Millingstone Horizon thousands of years before present, there was an extensive settlement along the banks and terraces above Morro Creek.
For example, an extensive site at Morro Creek in the present day town of Morro Bay has yielded evidence of coastal Chumash in the Millingstone period.

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The city is located next to the Pacific Ocean, which helps moderate temperatures and create an overall pleasant mild year-round climate, resulting in warmer winters and cooler summers compared with places farther inland, such as Atascadero.
Thousands of acres of orchards were planted, a water system was installed, and construction began on an 18 mi road (now Highway 41 west) through the Santa Lucia Mountains to the ocean (Morro Bay), where Lewis built cottages and a beachfront hotel called the Cloisters.

Estero Bay (California)

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The larger bay on which the local area lies is Estero Bay, which also encompasses the communities of Cayucos and Los Osos.
Morro Bay is located in the center of Estero Bay.

Finding Dory

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She suddenly remembers that they lived at the "Jewel of Morro Bay, California" across the ocean when Nemo mentions the name.

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There are also excellent beaches north and south of the town which are owned by the State of California.
The first Asians to set foot on what would be the United States occurred in 1587, when Filipino sailors arrived in Spanish ships at Morro Bay.

Spit (landform)

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A large natural sandspit, augmented by breakwaters, protects the harbor from the Pacific Ocean to the west.
In some cases, these sites have been chosen for proximity to marine resource exploitation; the Chumash Native American prehistorical settlement on the Morro Bay is one such location.