Friday, 30 October 2015

Celebrating the Oceans...

Bring your imagination, then "swim" through a kelp forest into a lively celebration of our oceans.  

Inspired by the Day of the Dead, the Celebration invites visitors to consider the life around us in our oceans.  

Tie on a memory to the Remembrance Web.

Explore altars to sea lions, sardines, and other sea life.  

Consider one rib of our Blue Whale... Immense, beautiful, curving.

Take a moment and consider our oceans...

Come join us Sunday November 1, 12-3:30 at Ft Bragg Town Hall ... and then meet at the south end park (enter through Cypress gate off highway 1) for the Processional Walk and Ocean Blessing on the South Coastal Trail.

Discovery through Science and Art...

Unleash imagination to gain new understanding of the world around us... 

A working collaboration of Noyo Center for Marine Science and Flockworks, fostering artful community.

Fast facts...

97% of the water on our earth is in our oceans...

71% of the earth's surface is covered by our ocean.

An estimated 50-80% of all life on earth is found under the ocean surface and the oceans contain 99% of the living space on the planet.

The blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, is the largest known animal ever to have lived on sea or land. Individuals can reach more than 110 feet and weigh nearly 200 tons, more than the weight of 50 adult elephants. The blue whale's blood vessels are so broad that a full-grown trout could swim through them, and the vessels serve a heart the size of a small car.

A group of herring is called a seige. A group of jelly fish is called a smack.

Life began in the seas 3.1 billion to 3.4 billion years ago. Land dwellers appeared 400 million years ago, a relatively recent point in the geologic time line."OCEAN PLANET" MARINE LIFE FACTS from the Smithsonian

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