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Life and Death on Alcatraz: Free Bird Lecture on Oct. 29 at Fort Mason
Released: 10/28/2011 5:46:03 PM

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SAN FRANCISCO — It may seem like a barren, lifeless rock with only the haunting memories of the past, but a battle for survival continues each year on Alcatraz Island.

This is the little-known story of birds nesting on “The Rock” — and also the topic of a free public lecture by U.S. Geological Survey biologists on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at 1:30 p.m., hosted by the Golden Gate National Recreational Area at its Fort Mason office (Building 201) in San Francisco.

The event is one of many scheduled by USGS as part of the first-ever Bay Area Science Festival. USGS biologists will show video footage of nesting Night-Herons taken from hidden cameras, and lead hands-on activities including dissecting owl “pellets” — regurgitated balls of fur and bones studied by biologists.

 

What:

Free public lecture and demo about birds on Alcatraz

 

When:

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, 1:30 p.m. PDT

 

Where:

Golden Gate National Recreational Area office

Fort Mason, Building 201

San Francisco

 

Who:

Peter Coates, USGS Biologist

Roger Hothem, USGS Biologist

Briann Brussee, USGS Biologist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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