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Meet the Grunion
July 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
From March through July, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium presents special evening programs to introduce you to the unique and elusive grunion.
At times the beach may look as if it is covered in a blanket of silver as the wriggling fish arrive to mate. The females burrow into the sand to lay eggs while the males wrap around them in order to fertilize the eggs. Then both males and females catch the next wave back out to sea. The fertilized eggs incubate for about nine days in the sand before the tumbling action of the waves from the next series of high tides cause them to hatch as they are carried back out to sea.
The Aquarium opens at 8 p.m. Guests must arrive before 9pm to participate in the full program in the auditorium, followed by a guided observation. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight to spot grunion at the beach. Program admission is $5 for adults and $1 children/seniors/students with I.D. Buy tickets at the door or pre-purchase your tickets at