CA Underwater Parks - Sanctuary Exploration Center

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Hidden : 3/15/2014
In California, United States
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Begin N36 57.782 W122 01.458. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - FREE. Pick up questions at info desk. Cache is lock-and-lock wrapped in camouflage duct tape. Lots of neat SWAG. Check website for hours

Located just steps away from the ocean and the Santa Cruz Wharf. The center features state-of-the art exhibits and interactive displays highlighting and more. Visitors can explore the sanctuary's incredible underwater environment. Visitors can explore the sanctuary's remarkable marine environment as well as their personal role in protecting one of our nation's special underwater treasures.

Just stop at the information desk, pick up the list of questions [or print out this page], walk through the exhibits

  • Sanctuary Introduction
  • Where does your water go?
  • Sanctuary Research
  • Exploration Theater
  • Biodiversity - Intertidal Touchpool
  • Biodiversity - Kelp Forest
  • Biodiversity - Submarine Canyon
  • Open-Ocean Mini-Theater

… and if you've been paying attention you should have the answers. All the answers are numeric and will complete the coordinates of the cache.

Cache is hidden at N 36 57.ABC W 122 01.DEF. Substitute answers to the questions below for the letters in the coordinates and then head out of doors to look for the cache.

BTW, A+B+C+D+E+F = 34

Cache is a small lock-and-lock wrapped in camouflage duct tape. Lots of neat SWAG.

  • A = How many different types of beach sand are on display at the Exploration Center?
  • B = Number of deep sea animals in the canyon tank that are found below 3,000 feet?
  • C = How many Mola Mola's are on display in the Exploration Center?
  • D = Number of National Marine Sanctuaries on the West Coast of the United States?
  • E = Number of treasures you can discover on the seafloor using sonar?
  • F = How many Turban Snails can you count in the Tidepool Interactive Game?

The following questions are a bit more difficult, meant for older children

  • C = How many cm do the Big Sur Rocks rise per year?
  • E = This number, times 10, equals the miles of continuous sand beach in Monterey Bay
  • F = Leatherback Sea turtles swim X,000 miles from Indonesia to get to Monterey Bay to eat Jellies.

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