Natural History Lecture: What’s Up with Upwelling?, Saturday, Feb 20

By on Wed, February 17, 2010

CORRECTED: The date of the event was incorrect on this story.

Did you know that one of the world’s four most productive ocean ecosystems occurs here, right off our San Mateo Coast? Come learn what upwelling is all about and why this area is so rich with marine life like white sharks, sea turtles and giant whales.

Carol Preston, Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary will discuss ocean dynamics and present images of sanctuary wildlife ranging from majestic to minuscule. Afterwards she will lead a walk along the sanctuaries’ shore to find sand crabs and discuss some of the sanctuary research being done along our coast. Wear waterproof outerwear including boots or shoes.

Lecture & Beach Sand Crabbing Walk

1:30 pm Native Sons Hall, Stage Rd, Pescadero (next to post office) 5 suggested donation per person or family

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