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Wonders of the Intertidal - Tidepooling at Duxbury Reef
Sat, April 29, 2017, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
$40 Member Price / $50 Non-Member Price
Come enjoy a low-tide exploration of one of the largest shale reefs in North America. We’ll discuss the unique geology of the area and the marine influences that make it such a rich site. Peering into tidepools we’ll marvel at extraordinary critters, admiring the adaptations that enable them to survive. Some of the amazing invertebrates we may see include purple sea urchins, giant green anemones, ochre sea stars, an array of crabs and curious worms, as well as mussels, whelks, barnacles, limpets, chitons and bryozoans.
If we’re lucky, we may also find some nudibranchs & sea slugs of such incredible beauty they’re referred to as the “butterflies of the sea” We’ll also be looking at the diverse assemblage of seaweeds, many of which are edible, that grow on the reef.
Instructed by Andrea Freeman
-Youth, ages 12 and up, are welcome with adult supervision.
-If you have any special circumstances or questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Class Cancelation Policy: If a registered participant wishes to cancel their enrollment and receive a refund, notification must be received at least 14 days in advance of the class date. No refunds will be issued for enrollment cancelations made less than 14 days in advance of the class date. Class enrollment fees are non-transferable. In the event that the PRNSA Field Institute cancels a class, participants will receive a full refund of class fee.
What to Bring
- Warm, variable-weather, layered clothing (waterproof windbreaker or rain jacket, hat, gloves)
- Hat and sunscreen
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Lunch, snacks, and water for the day
- Binoculars (optional)
- Camera (optional)
- A change of clothes, especially shoes and socks for the drive home