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Where: Virtual class
When: Feb 1 – April 5, 2021
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Hone your identification skills. Learn how to avoid confusion. Tricks to finding animals you haven’t seen before. All proceeds from registration fees go to support vital Howe Sound marine research.
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Week 1 – Algae and Marine Plants
Monday, February 1, 2021
The ocean is full of beautiful plants, in profusion that matches any garden – and as vital to other species as terrestrial plants.
Week 2 – Sponges and Worms
Monday, February 8, 2021
Sponges – not just for the bathtub anymore.
Worms – not just your average earthworm, some live in tubes, some are long ribbons, some hide behind beautiful fans.
Week 3 – Cnidarians
Monday, February 15, 2021
Cnidarians come in many forms – all beautiful but deadly (at least if you’re plankton).
Week 4 – Lophophorates and Tunicates
Monday, February 22, 2021
Lophophorates look like clams, but are totally different inside. Come find out why!
Tunicates are one of our closest relatives – who knew?
Week 5 – Molluscs part 1
Monday, March 1, 2021
Molluscs comprise some of the icky animals like slugs and snails. There are so many twists, and some of them quite beautiful – we’ll need two sessions to do them justice.
Week 6 – Molluscs part 2
Monday, March 8, 2021
This is the one you’ve been waiting for – beautiful nudibranchs as well as the intelligent octopuses.
Week 7 – Crustaceans
Monday, March 15, 2021
Crustaceans are forms of art.
Week 8 – Echinoderms
Monday, March 22, 2021
Sea stars, sea urchins, sand dollars, sea cucumbers… as different as they look, they’re all related and they all have a pattern of five.
Week 9 – Fishes part 1
Monday, March 29, 2021
Most of know what salmon and sharks look like but what’s a quillfish and why does it matter on our coast?
Week 10 – Fishes part 2
Monday, April 5, 2021
Rockfish, sculpins and flatfishes made easy.