The SBC-LTER has access to data on seawater temperature collected at Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, CA, USA through the Scripps Insitution of Oceanography Manual Shore Stations program. Each morning, Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol personnel record the surface water temperature from their boat dock at the west end of the harbor. The harbor enjoys good tidal circulation and the sample is taken before the sun can exert a warming effect, so these temperatures are believed to be representative of the coastal waters. Data have been collected daily since 1955. The SIO Manual Shore Stations program provides data and information about this shore station. For further information, please visit the SIO Manual Shore Stations website at http://shorestation.ucsd.edu. Please note: manual shore station data is updated periodically, not continuously.