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Details on the Shore, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

The rock formations along the shore of Maine continue to fascinate me.  This spring I looked more closely and found nature details everywhere.  Violets and ground ivy tucked in around the rocks, or on the edge of flower beds nurtured … Continue reading

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Whales and Seabirds at Stillwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Last Week I went whale watching on a New England Aquarium whale watching trip run by Boston Harbor Cruises.  I was with NOAA Stillwagen Bank NMS and Mass Audubon staff.  We had a wonderful trip counting seabirds and saw several … Continue reading

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Freezing Boston harbor and Red Breasted Merganser

This week I saw a beautiful male Red Breasted Merganser near the New England Aquarium. I was looking at the gulls searching for crabs and admiring the frozen water when I looked up and this beautiful Merganser swam by. It … Continue reading

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Celebrating Marine Life

I love penguins and it is a joy to watch them at the New England aquarium – they are at the base of the giant ocean tank that is such a signature feature at the aquarium. This a truly magnificent … Continue reading

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A Wet and Windy afternoon at San Elijo Lagoon

Yesterday I went to San Elijo Lagoon between Cardiff and Solana Beach, California. There were heavy showers all day long and bouts of glorious sunshine and rainbows.  The rain made everything shine and there was new growth from recent rains … Continue reading

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San Elijo Lagoon in the Evening

I arrived at that golden hour when the landscape glows and the sun is about to set. Evening light on the Lagoon

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A Guided Walk Around San Elijo

Last Saturday I went for a guided walk on the Rios Trail at San Elijo Lagoon. I wanted to learn more about some of the habitats surrounding the lagoon. The docent leading the walk was very knowledgeable and I learnt … Continue reading

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Walking on the Beach by Scripps Reserve

I find that a walk on the beach after working at the Birch Aquarium all day recharges me and brings me closer to our mission – caring for our ocean. I was surprised to see a pair of Mallard on the shore – not something I see very often Lots of tin… Continue reading

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Tidepooling on La Jolla Shores – Sea Anemones

I went for a short walk on the beach below the Birch Aquarium last night. There was a lot of kelp washed up on the beach and small, orange anemones were fastened onto some of the fronds. Also there were several similar anemones on the rocks. I was… Continue reading

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