Field Trips - Spring 2004
of the following field trips, and sign up on the list in class.
You are welcome to attend more than one if you check with me in
Field Trip #1
Saturday, March 13 --
Meet at Jenner Overlook at 9:00
Seal Count and Seal
(May also see Gray Whales, as well as Seabirds, Marine Algae and
Field Trip #2
Thursday, March 18-
Meet at Campbell
Bodega Bay at 1:00
Rocky Intertidal and Intertidal Mudflats
(May also see Gray Whales at Bodega Head)
Field Trip #3
Tuesday, April 13 --
Meet at Westside Park (Bodega Bay) Boat Dock at 12:30
Boat Trip on Bodega Bay, Rocky Intertidal and Intertidal
Field Trip #4
Saturday, April 24--
Meet at Campbell
Bodega Bay at 8:15
Rocky Intertidal (May also see Gray Whales)
Field Trip #5
Saturday, May 8 -- Meet
at Shell Beach (south of Goat Rock Beach) at 8:15 a. m.
Rocky Intertidal (May
also see Gray Whales)
Experiencing at least one field
trip to the ocean is considered a valuable part of this class, and is
Field trips are scheduled to meet
prior to the time of the lowest tidal level. All have been scheduled
during Minus Tides (lowest tidal levels).
It is much safer to arrive at
intertidal areas before the low tide to make observations and do any
research work while the tide is going out.
When the time of low tide
arrives, we start heading back to higher intertidal
See some Marine
Sampling the Bodega mudfalt flora and fauna.
A large bloodworm is a member of the infauna!
Searching in the mud for interesting specimens.
Carefully walking in the rocky intertidal among eel
grass and marine algae.
A beautiful example of Polinices lewisii, Lewis'
Learning about the variety of organisms that live in
the mud and sand of Bodega Bay.
The surf grass, Phyllospadix coulteri, is exposed at
low tide at Bodega Head.
A giant green sea anemone, Anthopleura
xanthogrammica, opens its tentacles in a sunny
Moon Snails (Polinices lewisii) are often abundant in
the low intertdal zone.
A colorful nudibranch on the mudflats of Bodega Bay.
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Marilyn Cannon, Feb. 10,