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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Special Grunion Fish-tival: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Head to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for a night of fishy fun and celebrate southern California's very own Grunion fish!


Activities:
  • Hatch grunion eggs
  • Learn how to make grunion origami
  • Participate in grunion arts and crafts
  • Watch a classic grunion video
  • Interact with grunion researchers
  • Touch live tidepool animals and see the many fish and other live animals in the Aquarium.
  • Don't miss your chance to test your GQ (Grunion Quotient), or guess what's in the Mystery Box!
  • Head to the beach to observe these enchanting fish.
Where: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731
When: May 11, 2013, Saturday
Time: 7:00PM
Cost: $5 adults ($1 seniors, students, children)
More info: Visit Museum's Website
Additonal Details: Warm clothing is recommended.

During the month of May grunion may be observed, but not captured.

At times the beach may look as if it is covered in a blanket of silver as the wriggling fish arrive to mate. The females burrow into the sand to lay eggs while the males wrap around them in order to fertilize the eggs. Then both males and females catch the next wave back out to sea. The fertilized eggs incubate for about nine days in the sand before the tumbling action of the waves from the next series of high tides cause them to hatch as they are carried back out to sea.

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