Eric Noel Muñoz had various roles with the eradication of Caulerpa taxifolia from Carlsbad’s Agua Hedionda Lagoon in California. As a Carlsbad city staff planner, he served as a liaison between the community and the multi-agency Southern California Caulerpa Action Team. As President and board member of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation he promoted outreach events. A native of coastal southern California, he is a life-long ocean lover with a physical geography degree from San Diego State University. He has visited various American, foreign, and Mediterranean coastlines, made public presentations, and is a TED-Educator with an animated video on Caulerpa taxifolia. Also serving as vice president for the California Surf Museum in Oceanside, he is committed to promoting awareness for coastal environmental issues worldwide.