Ocean Echolocation
Ocean Echolocation

 Echolocation is the emittance of sound and the reflection of vibrations off of an object back to the sender. This is commonly used by bats and dolphins! Dolphins release a high pitch click or snap sound that travels through the ocean in an effort to locate their food source. However some scientists do not

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Salinity and Water Density
Salinity and Water Density

When swimming in salt water you can make observations on more than just the salty taste. An observation you may have made is that you are more buoyant, or you float more, in salt water than in fresh water. This is a result of the oceans salinity, the amount of salt in the water. Density

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Summer Scuba Adventure at Camp
Summer Scuba Adventure at Camp

If you want to join these amazing underwater creatures then you will want to check out Catalina Sea Camp scuba diving program. Catalina Sea Camp offers beginners to master diver courses. Check back at the beginning of the year for a full list of all Catalina Sea Camp course descriptions. Have you never been scuba

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Geology Rocks in 15 Seconds
Geology Rocks in 15 Seconds

This Geology Rocks in 15 Seconds video demonstrates the unique geological landscape that is Cherry Cove. Once a mining community, Cherry was a large producer of Galena, a metallic mineral that is an important source of lead and, on rare occasions, silvers! Near Cherry, the rock quarry was used to harvest stones used for many

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Guinness World Record Oarfish
Guinness World Record Oarfish

On October 13th, 2013 a staff member at Catalina Island Marine Institute was snorkeling when a large eye floated into her vision. Upon further investigation our staff discovered this amazing 18 foot long world record Oarfish. The 2015 Guinness Book of World Records named the Oarfish as the longest bony fish to be recorded. Due to

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