Sea Otter Behavior in an Estuarine Environment
February 18,[masked]:15am - Inn at Morro Bay - $3
ROBERT SCOLES AND RON EBY
Robert Scoles and Ron Eby have been studying otters in Elkhorn Slough since 2007. Their presentation will update their ongoing research. It will cover haul out behavior and other uses of the habitat, including the effect sea otters have on eel grass beds. They will show unique videos of sea otters on shore.
Ron Eby is a retired Naval Commander and Robert Scoles is retired from law enforcement. They are both citizen scientists. Robert volunteers as a guide at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and both volunteer for NOAA/Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Okeanis (a non-profit studying sea otters and dolphins) and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.
The Monday Morning Mind Walks return to the Inn at Morro Bay for a second year. Mind Walks are held every Monday morning from 10:15 AM to noon, January through March.
If you’re a lifelong learner interested in natural history, the Mind Walk Lecture Series is for you! Speakers are experts in their fields and welcome audience questions. Topics cover a broad range—there’s something for everybody! This is a fabulous opportunity to broaden your horizons and learn more about your community and the world at large.
This year, we are trying a new venue: Family Mind Walks. We will hold three presentations aimed at both adults and children. They will be held at the Museum of Natural History from 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM on the following Saturdays: February 2, February 23, and March 30.
As in previous years, Central Coast State Parks Association (CCSPA) members may attend any of the Mind Walks free of charge. Nonmembers must pay the standard Museum entry fee ($3; no charge for children under 17 years).