Have you ever noticed a tangle of seaweed or plant matter washed up on a beach? Biologists call these clumps wrack. Specifically, on the south coast of Vancouver Island we often see algae and eelgrass wrack scattered across a beach. To some a wrack might look messy, but they are important food sources for insects, birds and other animals that eat the insects. Energy is transferred from the marine system to a semi-terrestrial, or terrestrial system (the beach!) through wrack, like a moveable feast. Join educator Liz Crocker and Royal BC Museum curators Dr. Henry Choong and Dr. Joel Gibson for a virtual exploration of wrack on a beach. We’ll discover why we should not clean up beach wrack but leave them as a critical part of a food web.
Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6yOciT-DTDS1yI0rCa5fkQ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. You can also attend through the museum’s Facebook page. The live sessions will be recorded and posted to the RBCM@ Outside playlist on the Royal BC Museum YouTube channel.