Dana Point Free Family Friendly Science Night on Wednesday July 10 2019.
Tropical Rocky Intertidal Shores will be discussed on Wednesday July 10 2019.
Dana Point Science Night is at The Dana Point Community Center at 6:30pm till 8:00pm.
Laguna Ocean Foundation Education Coordinator B. Claire Arre is the guest speaker Wednesday July 10 2019.
Her passion for tidepools and Southern California ecosystems has been proven by her dedication to both outreach and education through Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and Laguna Ocean Foundation.
She conducts ongoing monitoring through the Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network from Santa Barbara to San Diego.
Claire has worked both as a Biology and Ecology teacher and passion lies in inspiring people to become ocean stewards.
Rocky intertidal ecosystems in temperate regions, like California, are incredibly diverse habitats with a high abundance/biomass of macroflora and macrofauna.
Conversely, tropical rocky intertidal shores have often been described as bare rock dominated, consisting of low biotic abundance. Our community composition studies at 35 rocky intertidal sites in Costa Rica (5 Caribbean, 30 Pacific) support this pattern.
While macroalgae and macroinvertebrates were present, particularly in the low zone, they were often small in size.
The abiotic and biotic drivers of community composition in tropical rocky intertidal systems have been understudied, and a better understanding of these systems will help us prepare for changes in our local environment.
Dana Point Science Night Presentations feature local and esteemed experts from the scientific community.
The Dana Point Community Center is located at 34052 Del Obispo Street.
Learn about current Science-related topics presented in a family-friendly format.
Generally, hands-on activities and/or displays will be present and geared towards children.
Please contact the Natural Resources Department for more information at
DPnaturalresources@danapoint.org or (949) 248-3527