Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk: “North American Rocky Intertidal Zones (Tidepools) – A Diverse Community in Flux”
When: Wednesday, June 9th 6:30 PM Pacific time – 7:30 PM Pacific time
Where: Cabrillo National Monument Foundation’s Zoom
Who: Stephen Whitaker – marine ecologist at Channel Islands National Park
Audience: All are welcome!
Pollinatorpalooza continues with a spotlight on the Rocky Intertidal.
The Rocky Intertidal (tidepool) ecosystem is a dynamic place of constant change. In order to understand it, researchers from the National Park Service and partner-organizations have been studying the Rocky Intertidal for decades. This health check-up on the ecosystem informs conservationists and land managers about how the area is doing, how human-induced impacts might be affecting the species that live there, and how we can better preserve and protect it for generations to come. Join marine ecologist Stephen Whitaker as he discusses the results of a collaborative study performed by three universities, four national parks, and the MARINe consortium, and leave with some action-items on how you can help the National Park Service conserve this special place!