Join the Rocky Intertidal Bioblitz at Trinidad this Sunday (June 5th) at 6am!

Work with local marine biologists Joe Tyburczy, Brian Tissot, Sean Craig and others on a “Bioblitz” to document as many species as possible in 3 hours! This citizen science project is a join effort of the California Academy of Science and the North Coast MPA Collaborative.

We’ll meet at 6am at the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse (where Trinity Street dead-ends into Edwards St.) and hike down to the rocky intertidal at Old Home Beach. There we’ll take photos with smartphones and digital cameras to document as many species as possible until 9am. Then we’ll spend the next hour (until 10 or so) to grab some breakfast (our treat!) while we share and upload our observations, and identify species. If you can’t make it right at 6, feel free to stop by any time before 9am to join the fun.

If you have a smartphone, please bring it. Digital cameras would also be great – but be sure to bring the cord/connector to allow us to copy the photos from it.
If you have a few minutes between now and then, it would be great if you could download the iNaturalist app onto your smartphone (there are both iPhone and Android versions), sign up for a free profile on the iNaturalist website, and maybe even try photo-documenting an example organism or two.

Knee-high rain boots are best for exploring the intertidal – but if you don’t have those, you can just wear old sneakers or other close-toed shoes (that you don’t mind getting wet and dirty) with warm socks work too. Dress in layers for the cool morning – and it’s a good idea to bring a towel and a change of clothes in case you get a little wet!

There will also be another Bioblitz in the Manila Dunes on Saturday, June 11th at 10:30am:
http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/snapshot-cal-coast-2016-manila-dunes-bioblitz

Both the intertidal and dunes Bioblitzes are part of the California Academy of Sciences’ coast-wide “Snapshot Cal Coast 2016” Bioblitz:
http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/snapshot-cal-coast-2016

Publicado por joetyburczy joetyburczy, 04 de junio de 2016

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