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The Coast and Waters of the Sub-Arctic

23/06/2019 @ 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM PDT


Get up with us! Up to the coast and waters of the Sub-Arctic that is. All at The Abyss Observatory.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but the Arctic has been in the news a lot recently. They’ve had a heatwave with above freezing temperatures on the very northernmost shores of Alaska. Why is this important? It is becoming increasingly apparent that the Arctic is experiencing a colossal breakdown in fundamental climate and ecosystem processes, and what happens weatherwise in the Arctic affects all the rest of the globe as well.

While we don’t pretend that virtual can fully represent the physical world, we have produced a set of environments to give you a taste of what the coastal and marine habitats are like in the Sub-Arctic, Temperate, and Tropical zones.
We’ll be starting our tour in the Sub-Arctic shore and ocean habitats, seeing and talking about some of the animals and plants that live there and the interdependencies of that habitat. We’ll then move south along the shore into a Temperate area, and finally into the Tropics.

If you’d like to swim with us, please do. Whales and seals will swim with you. If you’d rather not get wet, we have a transparent walking tube that circles our Abyss island so swim flippers, bare feet, or walking shoes, it’s your choice.

Please join us for this tour and discussion. We’ll gather at the Abyss Observatory welcome gallery then walk across the bridge and north to the Sub-Arctic.

Linda Morris Kelley (Delia Lake in SL)
Habitat Curator

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7:00 AM - 8:00 AM PDT


Abyss Observatory


Jes Stannard

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