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Bio Blitz with the San Diego Natural History Museum

April 26th, 2009

Fresh off work from the coolest job in the world, the¬†Curator of Entomology at the San Diego Natural History Museum, Dr. Michael Wall, stops by to talk about the museum’s second annual Bio Blitz, being held this year at Mission Trails Regional Park.

San Diego County is one of the most biologically diverse areas of the U.S., but how do you determine how many species are in any given area, and how are plants and animals identified and counted? Bio Blitz condenses a typcially placid academic approach into a 24-hour blitz of discovery and categorization, acknowledging the speed with which species are coming to an early end because of climate change and habitat destruction.

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