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Day Event - Snorkeling/Picnic La Jolla Shores

  • 13 Aug 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • La Jolla Shores

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Snorkeling/Picnic @ La Jolla Shores


Come out and join us for a fun day in La Jolla Shores.  Bring your snorkel gear, and go out and explore all the great wildlife in the cove.  And we've chosen August because this is the time of the year when the Leopard sharks come close to shore.


Fun facts about Leopard Sharks

  • La Jolla’s leopard sharks are almost all female, most of which are pregnant. Their gestation period is 10-11 months. They bear live young, and a litter will typically consist of 15-20 babies.
  • They congregate at La Jolla Shores because of its calm, warm, shallow waters—an ideal natural incubator—and abundant food in the sand, rocky reefs and kelp forest of the protected preserve, including clams, crabs, shrimp, squid, fish and fish eggs.
  • The sharks’ distinctive color pattern, resembling leopard spots, is so varied that they can be used to identify individuals, akin to fingerprints.
  • Leopard sharks live along the Pacific coast of North America from Washington to Mazatlán, Mexico, including the Gulf of California.
  • They arrive at La Jolla’s shores as early as June and as late as December, peaking in August and September.
  • Leopard sharks have small mouths and teeth, perfect for feedings on crustaceans and bony fish.
  • Adults can grow up to six feet in length, but the average size is four to five feet.

Where to meet:

Well be meeting at Kellogg Park @ La Jolla Shores beach.  We'll be arriving at 10:00 AM and will be staying until about 2:00 PM.


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