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[*] posted on 4-23-2016 at 02:39 PM
Baja's Isla Monserrate - book signing 5-16-16


Book: To the Roof of Isla Monserrate. This event is being held at A16, 4620 Alvarado Rd., San Diego. 7 pm. They usually have a wine and snack hour before.
The author is a naturalist. Should be an interesting point of view.

https://www.adventure16.com/blog/to-the-roof-of-isla-monserr...
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[*] posted on 4-23-2016 at 03:08 PM


Nice... thank you.



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[*] posted on 4-23-2016 at 06:58 PM


"paddling to the mainland via the midriff islands next spring"
Awesome - write a book about it!
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[*] posted on 4-24-2016 at 08:04 AM


definitely do a trip report for us - sounds like an amazing adventure you will be having!



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[*] posted on 4-24-2016 at 08:42 PM


Yes, please keep us informad.



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[*] posted on 5-17-2016 at 08:14 AM


FYI - I went to the book signing/slide show. The author focused mostly on Chapter 5 - the discovery of fossil rhodoliths within the upper limestone crust at the top of Isla Monserrat. They are approx. 3 million years old, suggesting that at that time, the top of the mountains were once at sea level (since rhodoliths live in 6'-20' of water and roll around on the seat bottom, providing food and shelter for very small other marine creatures. There were also fossil snail sheels - the same kind that are living today.). Hence, they would have washed onto shore during a storm, or lived their life and floated to shore in the current. The author has aspirations of getting UNESCO and others to create a Geo Park (like a national park) around Loreto because of all the marine fossils there, thereby providing tourism opportunities and hopefully protection for these areas. One situation he spoke about was in Brazil (which has the biggest fossil rhodolith concentration in the world), where he explained that soy bean farmers who need soil supplements want to mine the rhodolith banks for the calcium carbonate, crush them into a soil amendment so soy beans can be grown and sold to China. He is afraid that Mexican owned Cemex would do the same in Baja, but for the marine natural park of Loreto's protections. Very into rhodoliths. Still, an understanding of another of Baja's multi-faceted fascinations.
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[*] posted on 5-17-2016 at 02:13 PM


Cool. Thanks for the report!
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