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Coffee and Critters: Inaugural Outing

Ok! Let’s give it a go. Based on popular interest, we will get together, drink some coffee, and go tidepooling! I’ve chosen East Cliff for our first location, because I have found interesting things there during a good low tide. We’re looking at a -1.28 at 3PM. A bit late for coffee, but we field scientists are slaves to the tides (and the caffeine).

We will set up a table down on the beach near the base of the stairs at 33rd and East Cliff just near the Point Marketplace. I will bring some coffee to share, but depending on the number of attendees it might be nice if others bring some more snacks and/or way to brew some additional coffee.

Now, I was actually a bit overwhelmed by the response (in a good way). Between likes and comments we had probably 100 potential participants. I don’t think 100 people running around the intertidal will be very good for the system, so let’s all commit to be conscientious about our impact! Wear good shoes, expect to get wet.

I am a marine scientist working in Moss Landing and a freelance science communicator. My research focus is invertebrates -which is most of what we will see, fortunately- but I’ll do my best to answer your questions. I might try to coax some additional scientists along with me. In addition, I will bring some guidebooks and maybe some fun samples from our collection!

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