Marine sanctuary offers lectures and excursions on our rocky shores

Press release

By on Mon, April 26, 2010

Anthony Fisher/FMSA
Sea slug (hermissenda), taken at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association are holding paired lectures and excursions on the biology of the the local coast.

Lecture: Sneaky Sea Slugs! Three Tales of Tidepool Thievery

Learn about the astounding biology of a diversity of nudibranchs (sea slugs.) Discover how these colorful mollusks use their food to defend themselves from predators!

Dr. Rebecca Johnson, Academy Invertebrate Zoologist
Monday,  May 3,  8 Pm
Historic Train Depot,
Half Moon Bay
110 Higgins Canyon Rd.,
Half Moon Bay, CA
Wednesday,  May 5,  2:30 Pm
California Academy of Sciences,
San Francisco
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA

Field Excursion: Tidepool Exploration

Explore a fascinating world of interdependent life on and between the rocks. Learn about species with unique adaptations such as anemones, sea urchins, and chitons!

Dr. Rebecca Johnson, Academy Invertebrate Zoologist &
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Educators
Sunday,  May 16,  7 AM
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Moss Beach
Sunday,  May 30,  7:30 AM
Duxbury Reef, Bolinas
Directions will be provided after registration. Must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by an adult. Suggested donation of $5 per person per program.

These programs sometimes sell out quickly. Reservations are required. Contact Christy Walker: [email protected] or (650) 712-8948 to register for all but California Academy of Sciences lecture. California Academy of Sciences lecture is free with admission. Seating is limited. Reserve a space online or call 800-794-7576.