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Shoreline mysteries revealed in 'Friends' beach walk

Mysteries of the nearshore are revealed as a seining net is hoisted onto the beach.  - Contributed/Mark Gardner
Mysteries of the nearshore are revealed as a seining net is hoisted onto the beach.
— image credit: Contributed/Mark Gardner

A stroll on the beach or along the shoreline can be that much more intriguing when you know what you’re looking at. Fortunately, your ship has come in.

Friends of the San Juans is sponsoring a free interpretive shoreline/beach walk, complete with hands-on activities to keep you entertained, Thursday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m. to noon.

Participants will learn about geology, forage fish, shoreline vegetation and about species of fish that make their home in the nearshore. The walk and activities will be led by geologist Jim Johannessen of Coastal Geologic Services, marine biologist Mike Kaill of San Juan Island and Friends Science Director Tina Whitman.

A family friendly event, all ages are encouraged to participate. For info, contact Friends, 378-2319, or, www.sanjuans.org

 

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