Meet at the boat house at 2pm and for 2 hours get a look at a part of Lake Merritt that many are very unfamiliar with; the small organisms beneath the lake's surface that make up a pivotal part of the food web.
Due to the lake's brackish waters and the close proximity to the port we will get to see a host of organisms from around the world and across a broad range of taxa. We will expect to see the bizarre looking sea squirts, the sometimes sinister looking polychaetes, the docile looking sponges, and of course a wide variety of mollusks and bivalves.
Bring sun block, drinking water, your camera and be ready to explore the docks and the surrounding areas. This is a free event! Suggested donation of $5-10.