MBARI tour Friday, August 5 - 40 spaces only

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  1. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Once you register for TONMOcon, please tell me if you will also tour MBARI. We have arranged this for 40 people in two groups of 20 at 1 pm and 3 pm on Friday, August 5. This is very special - public tours are only offered once a year. Big thanks to Angus and Tim for helping arrange this!

    MBARI is in Moss Landing, 16 miles up the coast road from Monterey. Transport will be worked out closer to the date - so far, carpooling seems like the best option. If you know you want to join us for this tour, it would be great if people would post whether they will need a ride or can offer a ride.


    Those of you who are close to Monterey may want to know that this year, MBARI's open house will be June 25. More info on that is on the MBARI site: http://www.mbari.org/about/openhouse.html.

    Melissa
     
  2. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Thanks Melissa!

    Everyone -- since this is limited to two groups of twenty, only the first responders will be guaranteed a spot. Please be explicit in your attendance intentions! (i.e., you plus 2 guests at 1pm, etc.)
     
  3. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    I'm confused-- replying to the poll sufficient to reserve slots, or do I need to PM someone or post here or something? I answered "me + 1 for 3pm" in the poll, although the +1 is tentative...
     
  4. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Hi Monty

    Answering the poll is sufficient! I'm sorry I was unclear. I have you plus one on the list for the 3 pm tour.

    Please let us know about changes after the poll or more complicated situations. Post new info in this thread or PM me.

    Melissa
     
  5. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Oops, I voted without registering yet. I am hoping to go but can't quite confirm yet...
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Sorry, I agree, this is confusing. Some clarifications:

    1) I don't think answering the poll is sufficient! (You can vote when not logged in; it's not scientific enough). I suggest either posting a reply here, or if you want to disclose your interest privately, PM Melissa.

    2) This has nothing to do with event registration, but as the time gets closer, anyone who signs up for MRABI will be checked against the register list, just to make sure it's all adding up.

    Hope this helps!
     
  7. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :sad: I am soooooo jealous!!!! Hope you're aloud to take lots of pics!!!
     
  8. Squidman

    Squidman Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I am planning to got to MBARI with my dad. Either time is fine.
     
  9. n82rboy

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    Urk... Man.. I'd love to tour MBARI.. so it goes...
    This will definitely motivate me to get myself to the next Tonmocon!
    re: pictures.. YES please! I'm looking forward to pics from the various official (and unofficial) Tonmocon events/happenings!
    (I'll mail a candy bar to the first person with a (live) ceph on their shoulder!)
    ancora imparo,
    -Paul :smile:
     
  10. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes -

    I voted friends and family because my wife and daughter want to come!

    Rich
     
  11. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Thanks, Rich. Knowing how many people are coming with you is really useful.

    TTF, I really hope you can make it!

    With TTF, the total for both tours is about 16.

    Melissa
     
  12. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I'm going there too!

    Can I be with the group that Squidman is in?
     
  13. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Eric, that's fine. For now, as Squidman is able to go to MBARI for 1 pm or 3 pm, I've made a note that he's flexible and will probably go with 1 pm. Should I do the same for you?

    Melissa
     
  14. Rona

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    So let me make sure I got this? I replied to the poll w/ me +1 for 3pm. Am I in? Is it too late? :confused: If I am in, I can bring a couple of octos or squids. My car seats 4 comfortably or 5 not-so-comfortably....
     
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    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Of course! Thanks!
     
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    I'm shooting for me plus one for 1:00 pm. Hope to see the rest of you there! :mrgreen: Now, where do we meet for this?
     
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    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Mind if I ask what's the current list of poeple who are going?
     
  18. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Great, this is the perfect answer - info on the number of people total (2) and news that you can bring three others! Thank you!

    Octopus V, I've got you on the 1 pm trip, too.

    Melissa
     
  19. PurpleTentacle

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    Hi Melissa,

    Do you still have 3 sapces available for the 3 PM MBARI tour? If so, I'd like to reserve a spot for myself and 2 others. We can transport ourselves, but we'll most likely be in either a Ranger or a Mustang, so we probably can't help out much with transportation. :sad:
     
  20. erich orser

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    My wife and I are planning on driving our Corolla to the 3:00PM tour, so we'll have room for 2-3 others in back (tight fit for three, though).
     

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