Thar She Blows! GRAY WHALE

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!!!!!!!!! going strong already!



Two NATURE UNFOLDING science guides are at the printer and will soon to be released. But thought I would share the NEW GRAY WHALE – NATURE UNFOLDING science guide,  a joint project with NOAA Dave Weller,, who is finishing the writing and editing today! Thar She Blows!


SEA SHORE science guide research is on going.

The new NATURE UNFOLDING science guide – Pacific Coast SEA SHORES displays over 80 species of birds, beach mammals, sand critters, and ocean casts-aways.


Zuma Beach and Giant Kelp Macrocystis pyrifera



The receding tide left beach pools filled with millions of sand critter holes.



Learning to identify the shorebirds can start with these large conspicuous species. The Willet Tringa semipalmata , with long straight bill appears dull brown in color-but- when it takes flight, with its piercing call, it flashes a display of distinctive under wing feathers. And the Marbled Godwits Limosa fedoa appear very tall, with a long upward sweeping bill and a spectrum of brown and golden feathers.


New TIDE POOLS Science Guide, 3rd EDITION

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TIDEPOOLS of California –  Nature Unfolding © Science Guide coalesce science, literature and vivid imagery to inspire a deeper connection with nature. A compilation of natural history illustrations, poster, photos, and diagrams provide current and reliable information with over 80 ocean species identified. Condensed text is edited by Science Adviser Karen Martin PhD., Professor of Biology, Frank R. Seaver Chair in Natural Science, Pepperdine University.

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AVAILABLE at Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Barabra Sea Lab, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Pepperdine Malibu Book Store and other museums. Also on amazon:*Version*=1&*entries*=0



This is what we like….the TIDEPOOL Science Guide in action. Here is Shari Latta’s  Jr. Life Guard, from Zuma Beach in Malibu, applying science to this first class training program. These want-to-be Life Guards are our future ocean advocates and as you can see are very serious about the subject.