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Talk: Serpentine--Ecology and evolution on a strange soil
Price $5
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Category Nature

Talk: Serpentine--Ecology and evolution on a strange soil

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 3:00p

California's Central Coast has some amazing ecosystems, and one of them centers on serpentine. What is serpentine? It's the mineral class that makes up our state rock. It's formed where oceanic and continental plates collide. It's often green. It creates soils where specialized plants survive. California has the largest exposure of serpentine rocks and soils in North America, and many of them occur in the Central Coast region. (One of the very largest serpentine outcrops is in San Benito County.)… Show more

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Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
165 Forest Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 648-5716
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