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Get Ready for Grunions



    Get Ready for Grunions
    The reports

    When you hear the words "grunion run" it means essentially one thing: sealife shimmying onto land.

    While on the beach, female grunion bury themselves in the sand to lay eggs, while males wrap themselves protectively around the females to fertilize their eggs.

    Both catch a wave to return to sea.

    The grunion runs are ruled by the phases of the moon, so of course there are only a few during a season.

    Just this week, the folks at Birch Aquarium at Scripps released the dates for the 2011 season so get your pens and pencils ready kids.

    Tuesday, April 5
    10:30 p.m. ­ 12:30 a.m.

    Tuesday, April 19
    10:30 p.m. ­ 12:30 a.m.

    San Diego Explained: Grunion Run

    [DGO] San Diego Explained: Grunion Run
    The reports on one of the weirdest and rarest mating rituals you will ever see.
    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010)

    Thursday, May 5
    10:30 p.m. ­ 12:30 a.m.

    Thursday, May 19
    11 p.m. ­ 1 a.m.

    Friday, June 3
    10:30 p.m. ­ 12:30 a.m.

    Reservations must be received in advance by

    registering online

    or calling (858) 534-7336.