Grunion Greeters: Citizen Science on the Beach

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Thu Mar 23, 2017 - Mon Jun 12, 2017


Birch Aquarium at Scripps2300 Expedition WayLa Jolla, CA 92037


Volunteer "Grunion Greeters" experience a grunion run and witness the remarkable behavior of the silvery little fish as they come completely ashore to spawn. Grunion Greeters monitor San Diego beaches and collect basic information for about two hours during a grunion run. Peak spawning season typically occurs from April through early June. The grunion runs occur late at night, twice a month, after the highest tides associated with a full or new moon.

All volunteers must be at least 18 and attend a training workshop on March 23. Registration required by 3/17.

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must attend a 2 hr training workshop.
  • Monitor beaches for 2 hrs on 4 nights.

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