Explore the mystery of life along San Diego’s coastline during tidepooling excursions beginning in November with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Late fall through early spring is an excellent time to explore tide pools, as low daytime tides reveal wider beaches and pools teeming with native marine life such as hermit crabs, sea hares and sea anemones.
Aquarium naturalists will show participants how to tread lightly through these fragile ecosystems and will help them discover the wonderful world of tide pools. The cost is $15 per person for ages 2 and over. RSVP is required.
Dates and times for Tidepooling Adventures are:
Nov. 12: 12:30–2:30 p.m., Dike Rock
Dec. 27: 2–4 p.m., False Point
Jan. 12: 2:30–4:30 p.m., Dike Rock
Jan. 27: 2:30–4:30 p.m., False Point
Feb. 9: 1:30–3:30 p.m., Dike Rock
Feb. 24: 1:30–3:30 p.m., False Point
Tidepooling for Tots is for the youngest explorers (ages 2-5). With Aquarium naturalists as their guide, children will scan hiding places for scurrying hermit crabs, slimy snails, sticky sea anemones and other delightful tide-pool animals that live on the edge of land and sea. Tidepooling for Tots will take place on Dec. 12 from 1:30- 3 p.m. at Dike Rock.
For more information, visit the Birch Aquarium online or call 858.534.7336.