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Adventure Awaits Along La Jolla Coast

News | 16th Mar 2010

Bat star Every Spring I look forward to taking my family to explore the gorgeous La Jolla Coastline.  Hidden surprises can be found even in the spring months.  Running along the coast or touring the tidepools makes for relaxing and productive fun.

Tide pool adventures can teach you to be an expert with guidance from the trained naturalists at Birch Aquarium.  In the spring, tides are lower, providing opportunity to explore previously hidden areas brimming with all sorts of marine life, from sea anemones to hermit crabs, starfish and others unique to La Jolla. Adventurers will be directed by aquarium experts through these fragile habitats and taught to identify the mysterious tide pool creatures. To attend these special events, held March 13 (Dike Rock) and March 28 (False Point); please call 858-534-7336.  The cost is $12 and you will be told where to meet when you RSVP.
If you would rather experience beach nightlife in La Jolla, join the Birch Aquarium for an escorted grunion run along La Jolla Coastal Reserve!  Grunion, native small, silvery fish, come out in droves during spring and summer nights after certain high tides.  Bring your flashlight and dress warmly.  This is a great family event if you have teenagers!  Escorted runs will occur late in the evening throughout April and May, although once you have a little know-how, you could figure out a good night to go on your own.  Check http://aquarium.ucsd.edu/ for specific dates and details.  Have fun!

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