sea hare on eelgrass

KQED Deep Look Film Night at the Estuary & Ocean Science Center

Wednesday, May 08, 2024
Event Time 06:00 p.m. - 07:30 p.m. PT
Cost FREE, reservations required
Location Bay Conference Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus
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Join KQED’s Deep Look wildlife series for a special screening event exploring nature’s tiny wonders at San Francisco State University’s Estuary & Ocean Science Center

You’ll watch three short films produced in collaboration with the EOS Center about plankton, mussels and sea slugs. Josh Cassidy, KQED’s Deep Look award-winning producer and cinematographer will be on hand along with EOS Center scientists to talk more about the production of and science behind the films.

From Drifter to Dynamo: The Story of Plankton
Most plankton are tiny drifters, wandering in a vast ocean. But where wind and currents converge they become part of a grander story… an explosion of vitality that affects all life on Earth, including our own.

How Does the Mussel Grow its Beard
Mussels create byssal threads, known as the mussel's "beard," to attach themselves both to rocks and to each other. They use their sensitive foot to mold the threads from scratch and apply a waterproof adhesive that makes superglue jealous.

Sea Slugs Scour Seagrass by the Seashore
These sea slugs may look like lazy, zebra-striped spoonfuls of jello, but eelgrass sea hares are actually environmental heroes. Their voracious appetite for algae helps keep underwater meadow ecosystems in balance – which is great news for sea otters.

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