Talk by Dr. Jim Covel about the Lake Merritt Tubeworm Ficopomatus enigmaticus-free, online Friday Jan 7th 7 pm

Rotary Nature Center Friends is hosting a free online talk by Dr. Carlton. The Tube Worm is not a bird, but an integral part of the food chain at this estuary lagoon. A great way to start off the year!
James T. Carlton, Professor of Marine Sciences Emeritus, Williams College (Williamstown, Massachusetts) and Director Emeritus, The Ocean & Coastal Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut

Title: “The Lake’s Most Famous Animal: The Enigmatic Story (and the 100th Anniversary!) of the Lake Merritt Tubeworm”

Description: First discovered in Lake Merritt 100 years ago, the brackish-water tubeworm Ficopomatus enigmaticus (known before the 1980s to Lake naturalists as Mercierella enigmatica) has a long and fascinating global history. What exactly is it, what does it eat, and how does it reproduce? Where did it come from and how did it get to San Francisco Bay? Why did a French scientist give it the name enigmaticus? And why ...more ↓

Posted on January 03, 2022 15:06 by ktnoon ktnoon | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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In the spirit of the nation's first municipal naturalist Paul Covel's book "People are for the Birds!" this project is established to provide a site for posting and viewing the resident and migratory birds that are seen at the Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge in Oakland CA.

The Rotary Nature Center at 600 Bellevue Avenue has historically led the way, and Golden Gate Audubon ...more ↓

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