General Meeting ● Thursday, May 9, 2019
Some of California’s most remarkable native vegetation grows beneath the ocean waves. Ruby-colored jewels, velvety green cushions, deliciously leathery brown—the diversity enriches our state flora. Short of holding every human head underwater, how can we awaken inattentive eyes to the natural beauty and purpose of our native seaweeds? One evening won’t suffice for learning about all 700+ species of marine algae in California, so we’ll focus on the lesser known kelps and red seaweeds. Photographs, animations, and herbarium specimens will help illustrate lively tales of competition, life, and death in the kelp forests and on intertidal rocks.
Connor is a marine botanist, master gardener, with interests in California native plants on land and in the sea. She earned her PhD in the Department of Botany at the University of California at Berkeley in 1985 and has enjoyed diving and teaching at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and in Antarctica.
Visiting and Book Purchasing from 7:00 pm
Meeting and Program Begin at 7:30 pm
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
California’s Undersea Gardens
Speaker: Judith Connor
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