Maybe you’re wishing for a bit of tropical relief. Maybe you’d rather not know that I’m in Riviera Maya right now, having ducked out of the cold for 5 days as a warm start to the New Year (don’t hate). And maybe you can get your very own trip to the ocean this week without leaving your Boulder backyard!
Join the Colorado Ocean Coalition and Ocean First Divers for a deep sea adventure this Wednesday evening as they explore creatures and ecology. The Extreme Life of the Sea will take you there — and all you have to do is show up at 3015 Bluff Street by 6:30PM. And yes, it’s free!
Dive to the absolute limits of the aquatic world with father-and-son team Stephen and Anthony Palumbi, coauthors of The Extreme Life of the Sea. Their presentation is an underwater thriller that journeys into the icy Arctic, boiling hydrothermal vents, exposes the darkness of the deepest undersea trenches, and shows marine life that thrives against all odds. You’ll discover how ocean adaptations inspire innovative commercial products-such as fan blades modeled on the flippers of humpback whales-and how climate change and overfishing threaten our planet’s oceans. Marvel at the most extreme aquatic creatures as Stephen and Anthony bring to life the curiosities of the deep.
Bring the kids, grab your friends, and take an underwater adventure at a mile above sea level. You have to admit — it’ll be nice to feast your eyes on something other than snow for an hour or so (and learn something to boot).