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June 14th '98
Expedition

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Scripps
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Tidepools and Towns

Dike Rock is a protected low-tide area below the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. We had originally planned to go one week earlier, but a trip by Scripps revealed the Tide Chart's bad news: there would be no negative tide on June 7th. But there was great negative tide on June 14th, so we hit the beach with our marine biologist guide Jana Davis.

The folding sandwich table with the laptops, WACOM graphics tablet, and laptop videocam was cool too. We were probably the first people to have ever come with children to make multimedia at Dike Rock, but we knew for sure we would not be the last.

Our junior Digital Explorers in the tidepools as Jana, the marine biologist, looks on

Richard Atkinson helps Carbon and Gray at the fold-out gear table

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The rocks had so many colors. The animals fit in so well with the rocks they lived on. Much of this life remains in the same pockets of rock, tide after tide.