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Intertidal exploration on Sears Island’s beaches with Sarah O’Malley

Event organizer: Friends of Sears Island
Event Date & Time: July 8, 2019 9:00 am until July 8, 2019 11:00 am

SEARS ISLAND — Friends of Sears Island will hold an exploration of intertidal organisms 9-11 a.m. Monday, July 8, at Sears Island Road. We will search out various organisms and learn about the adaptations these animals and algae have that enable them to make this challenging environment their home.

Sarah O’Malley is an instructor at Maine Maritime Academy, in the Corning School of Ocean Studies. Her research interests include intertidal ecology, microplastics in the marine environment, and the impact of climate change on the ocean. She also produces a short science and nature radio show for the local community radio station, and writes about human experiences in the natural world for various venues.

This event is free and open to the public. Sears Island is on Sears Island Road off Route 1 just east of Searsport. Participants should park along the causeway at the end of the road and meet at the kiosk near the island gate by 9 a.m. Bring water, a snack, and insect repellent. In the event of steady rain, the program will be cancelled. For more information and updates, visit, or call 207-975-3878.