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The Exploratorium’s “Virtual Ocean Buoy Exploration” Live Stream

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Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE

Event Details

SAN FRANCISCO (September 21, 2020)—On Thursday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. PDT, the Exploratorium will present a live-streamed exploration, maintenance and cleaning of the one-ton, 20-foot-tall carbon dioxide (CO2) buoy anchored between Piers 15 and 17. The buoy has been on loan to the Exploratorium from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) since 2013, and it collects data on water temperature, salinity, and CO2 levels in the atmosphere and in San Francisco Bay. Every year, Exploratorium staff members pull it out of the water to calibrate and replace the sensors and clean off corrosion and marine organisms. This year, the event will be live-streamed and available to view for free on the Exploratorium’s website, its Facebook page, and on YouTube. Program suitable for all ages.

In this live online event, Exploratorium staff members will provide a close-up view of servicing and maintaining an ocean buoy. Viewers will have a virtual front-row seat as the buoy is lifted out of the water with a crane, its scientific instruments are checked, and the biological community of native and invasive species that have made the buoy their temporary home are catalogued.

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Cost: FREE
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