Arizona may be landlocked, but our state’s geography and history are intimately tied to the oceans. In this talk with Dr. Ed Boyer, we will dive deep into the connections between the high desert city of Prescott and the oceanic world of the Gulf of California and beyond.
Dr. Boyer, a seasoned researcher and field course instructor, will share captivating stories from years of field research and teaching experiences, shedding light on the Gulf of California’s unique bioregion and oceanographic features. Moreover, we will unravel the remarkable similarities between the Gulf of California and the Red Sea, demonstrating how learning about one ocean can unlock insights into others around the globe. Ed will draw upon his recent experience with Semester at Sea to provide a broader perspective on the world’s oceans. He will share his observations of the ever-changing “moods” of the ocean, offering a natural history perspective on sea surface conditions and coastal environments.
Join us on a journey that will connect the arid landscapes of Arizona to the depths of the Gulf of California and beyond. Discover how this seemingly distant body of water holds secrets that resonate with our local community in Prescott.