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This Barnacle-Inspired Glue Seals Bleeding Organs in Seconds

From Wired.com Excessive bleeding is, in some sense, an engineering problem. “For us, everything is a machine, even a human body,” says Hyunwoo Yuk, a research scientist in mechanical engineering at MIT. “They are malfunctioning and breaking, and we have some mechanical way to solve it.” About 1.9 million people die every year from blood loss, sometimes from trauma, sometimes on the operating table. Bleeding bodies are wet, … Continue reading This Barnacle-Inspired Glue Seals Bleeding Organs in Seconds

Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk: ”Conservation of the Smaller Majority – Butterflies of San Diego County”

There is still time to sign up for this Virtual Talk tomorrow night sponsored by the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation. When: Wednesday, August 18th 6:30 PM Pacific time – 7:30 PM Pacific time Where: Cabrillo National Monument Foundation’s Zoom Who: Paige Howorth –  McKinney Family Curator of Entomology at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Audience: All are welcome! Program Description Everyone is familiar with the … Continue reading Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk: ”Conservation of the Smaller Majority – Butterflies of San Diego County”

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Something is killing gray whales. Is it a sign of oceans in peril?

SAN IGNACIO, Mexico — For thousands of years, the gray whales of the eastern Pacific have undertaken one of the longest annual migrations of any mammal — starting in the cold waters of the Arctic, then down past the densely populated coasts and beaches of California before finally finding refuge in the warm, shallow estuaries of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. Only to turn around and … Continue reading Something is killing gray whales. Is it a sign of oceans in peril?

American Cetacean Society Virtual Talk- Tonight!

There and Back Again – In Three Days: How to Self-Guide a Trip to the Gray Whale Calving Lagoons in Baja California. July 14, 2021 7pm George Liddle, one of ACS San Diego’s board members, will be presenting on his last trip to Baja to visit the gray whales! The talk is through Zoom and the link is given below. The event is free and … Continue reading American Cetacean Society Virtual Talk- Tonight!

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Ranger Lauren Presents…

Our own Ranger Lauren will be speaker this Thursday as part of the Santa Monica National Recreational Area (SAMO) Virtual Speaker Series. Lauren, our Marine biologist, will be talking about “Rocky Intertidal monitoring and tidepool visitation at Cabrillo”. Cabrillo has been monitoring the rocky intertidal since the mid 1990’s and collecting visitation data along the Coastal trail for years. Several reports have been written and … Continue reading Ranger Lauren Presents…

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Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk: “Diversity, natural history, and conservation of San Diego’s native bees”

When: Monday, April 12th 6:30 PM Pacific time – 7:30 PM Pacific timeWhere: CNMF’s Zoom How: Register for this free public programAudience: All are welcome! Pollinatorpalooza continues with a spotlight on San Diego’s native bees!  San Diego is a global biodiversity hotspot. Among the many animals that are especially diverse in our region are native bees, which serve as the chief pollinators for most of our plant species. Come learn about how … Continue reading Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk: “Diversity, natural history, and conservation of San Diego’s native bees”