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Wild Oakland Presents… Dock Fouling Organisms at Jack London Square with Ken-ichi Ueda!

July 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

| Free
Photo: Sea slug (Elysia hedgpethi) from Jack London Square, 6/28/14, by Ken-ichi Ueda

Photo: Sea slug (Elysia hedgpethi) from Jack London Square, 6/28/14, by Ken-ichi Ueda


Did you know every floating dock is an upside-down coral reef? Well, not with actual coral, but they are teeming with marine life! Sponges, tunicates, worms, crabs, and even sea spiders and nudibranchs that often live deep underwater often live on the bottom of docks, where they can find the hard substrate and constant inundation they need to survive.

Join us on Saturday 7/12 as we see what kind of weird squishy sea life we can find living under the public dock at Jack London Square.

We’ll meet at the big mast outside Scott’s Restaurant (2 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607) at the end of Broadway: Totally walkable from 12th St and Lake Merritt BART stations, or the ferry!

What to bring:

* clothes you can get dirty (we’ll be on our bellies and there’s plenty of bird poo)

* camera

* hand lens of magnifying lens

* clear or white dish for examining specimen

* sun screen if you need it (there’s no shade)


July 12
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Wild Oakland


Jack London Square, meet outside of Scott’s Restaurant
2 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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