The California Current LME is an example of a large pelagic ecosystem which has been studied by CalCOFI participants since 1949 .The North Pacific Current feeds into the Alaska Current and the California Current which moves south along the coastline of North America . It then flows far offshore in the Southern California Bight before touching the mainland again in Baja California, Mexico. This LME is adjacent to the Gulf of Alaska LME and the Gulf of California and the Pacific Central-American Coastal LMEs. The main features of the California Current are:
Decadal variation as well as variation during El Niño and La Niña events. See more
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
( WEBSITE )
The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA is one of the scientific research arms of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The center administers programs that support the domestic and international conservation and management of living marine resources.