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Expert Talk Series “Magellanic Penguins – An Intimate Look at an Indicator Species” with Terri Oba | March 27, 2015

Posted on: Mar 18, 2015 / Events-News / 0 COMMENTS

Synopsis
Certain communities in an ecosystem can tell us about the health of that ecosystem. In Bolsa Chica, for example, the presence of the Light-footed Ridgeway’s Rail can indicate that the marsh habitat may be improving, and that organismal communities in wetland sediment are healthy enough to sustain the food web. Similarly, the Magellanic penguins of South America are a fascinating and important species that give us a peek at the health of our oceans. Come take an intimate look at these threatened South American sentinels and learn what clues they give us about our planet. Gain an understanding of their physiology, breeding, nesting and threats. Join us to hear Terri’s personal experiences working with these amazing seabirds.
 
Speaker Biography
Terri Oba has been with The Aquarium of the Pacific since 2010, volunteering in both Education and Husbandry/Penguins. She has been a Wildlife Technician and volunteer with the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach since 2002. Her fieldwork experience includes working with everything from Cheetahs to Caspian terns to African penguins. Terri began her work with Magellanic penguins in August 2012.
 
Date & Time
March 27, 2015
4:30pm – 6:00pm
 
Location
Bolsa Chica Conservancy
Interpretive Center
3842 Warner Ave.
Huntington Beach
(additional parking will be available at the HH Yacht Club, 3821 Warner Ave.
 
Cost
$5.00 (per person)
 
RSVP
Reservations must be made in advance, spots are limited.
rebecca@bolsachica.org or 714-846-1114
 
For more information please contact Rebecca Fent at rebecca@bolsachica.org

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