Healthy Grunion Runs This Year!

July 14, 2009

Several people were interested in my last post about the Grunion Run, so here is an update on this year’s run from today’s Orange County Register. Vik Jolly interviewed Pepperdine University marine biologist Karen Martin, who has been keeping records of the Orange County grunion runs since 2004. Again, the take-away information is what us humans can do to not disturb nature at work. Here are several photos taken by Cheryl A. Guerrero for the OCR.


Marine Science Adventure Camps – Summer 2009

June 24, 2009

Long Beach Marine Institute has two series of camps this summer. Ocean Adventure Camp is for ages 5-12 and Junior Oceanographer is for ages 13-16. The following information is from their poster:

Ocean Adventure Camp for Ages 5-12
Unique experience with hands-on marine science

Available June 22-August 21
$180/week or $680 for four weeks
Prices include all field trips

Each week has a different ocean related theme and is filled with projects, crafts, and aquatic fun designed to promote ocean sciences and conservation. Campers will enjoy weekly field trips, kayaking, snorkeling, an expedition aboard the Long Beach Marine Institute research vessel and lots more!

Week 1 & 6: Liquid Jungles
Kelp Forests and Coral Reefs
Session I: 6/22-6/26 & Session II: 7/27-7/31

Week 2: Mysteries of the Deep
Deep Sea Creatures and Habitats
Session I: 6/29-7/3

Week 3 & 7: Whales and Friends
Marine Mammels
Session I: 7/6-7/10, Session II: 8/3-8/7

Week 4 & 8: Invertebrate-A-Mania
Study of Invertebrates
Session I: 7/13-7/17, Session II: 8/10-8/14

Week 5 & 9: Shark Days
Study of Sharks
Session I: 7/20-7/24, Session II: 8/17-8/21

Junior Oceanographer Teen Camp for Ages 13-16
This oceanography and marine science camp is created for teens enthusiastic about learning and exploring our marine environment. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in oceanographic research and exploration while they live aboard the Research Vessel Conqueror. This week long excursion will allow campers to discover marine habitats along our coast and on Catalina Island. This camp will better acquaint students with the basic elements of geology, physics, chemistry, and biology. Hands-on activities such as snorkeling, kayaking and dissections are utilized to conduct investigations to re-enforce concepts learned. ** Inquire about school credit!

$1200/week
Price includes all room and board

Session I: July 13-17

Session II: August 10-14

Long Beach Marine Institute
6475 E Pacific Coast Highway #281
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562)431-7156

For more information, visit the Long Beach Marine Institute website.


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