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Los Cerritos Wetlands: Long Beach and Seal Beach California
Lost Jewel of the Coast
Item#: 684
Availability: immediate
$59.95

Running Time: 29 minutes
G 6-Adult
Janice Dahl

 

 

 

 

This is a hands on, detailed evaluation of one of a small number of remaining wetlands, which together are estimated to generate over 60% of the adult fish population off California's southern coast. Join us in a small boat for an "on the spot" conversation and demonstration with Claudia Freitas, Professor of Life Sciences who introduces us to the importance of the algae, diatoms, dinoflagellates, and bacteria that are part of the complex food chain of the wetlands.

Later we join Don May, President of the Los Cerritos Wetlands Task Force and Bill Wilson, Environmental Planner, Designer and President of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation. They point out the features and importance of the wetland area. Finally we are joined by Kristen Bender, Professor of Biology who shows us where fish lay their eggs and the protective cover and supportive environment where they hatch and grow to maturity before moving out to sea.

This film is perhaps one of the most detailed examinations of the abundance of life that makes its home in and amongst wetlands ecology.