Get up close to sea creatures at Cal Poly open house in Avila

clambert@thetribunenews.comMay 7, 2014 

The Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach.

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Special touch-tanks with live marine creatures and other interactive displays will be open to the public during a spring open house Saturday at the Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.

Cal Poly students and professors will explain their research into local marine life, including protecting Morro Bay’s ecosystem, sustaining local fisheries and mapping ocean currents on the Central Coast.

Visitors can tour the displays at their own pace. The displays will be at the ocean end of the Cal Poly pier, which is 1.2 miles round trip. Attendees must wear closed-toe walking shoes — no flip-flops or high heels are allowed.

The Cal Poly Pier is on Avila Beach Drive, just west of the San Luis Creek Bridge. Parking is limited. According to Cal Poly, the pier supports field research for the university’s Center for Coastal Marine Sciences and the San Luis Obispo Science and Ecosystem Alliance program.

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