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Field Investigations

The following links provide the lab student with easy access to introductory animations/videos as well as pre-lab activities.  Simply click on the lab title to access the appropriate link.


Case Study: Batiquitos Lagoon

Batiquitos Lagoon Introductory Animation and Pre-lab Activity

Batiquitos Lagoon Field Trip Post-Lab (check with your instructor for details).


Case Study: Agua Hedionda Lagoon

Lab introduction (Figure 3) explore more: Interactive Diagram: Movement of Nearshore Sand

Pre-Lab Activity: Carlsbad Desalination Plant Play time: 2:37 min


Birch Aquarium at Scripps, La Jolla

Instructions for purchasing admission tickets online:
Please note that the aquarium offers a discount to college students completing class assignments. The at-gate price is currently $16 (regular adult admission is $19.50), however, tickets may be purchased online for $12. Click here for the link to purchase your online ticket. Remember that you must present this voucher at the admission booth along with proof of enrollment (current student ID or class schedule).

Birch Aquarium Field Trip   by Palomar College Oceanography Lab student Indy Fawcett from a field trip in May 2013  Play time: 1:32 min

Kelp Forest-Ghost Forest video