La Jolla Shores previews its new map
The Friends of La Jolla Shores (FOLJS) and the Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans invite the public to preview the new “Map of the Grand Canyons of La Jolla,” on New Year’s Day at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
The 2,400-square-foot mosaic — fabricated by Robin Brailsford and Wick Alexander — depicts the sea life and underwater topography of the part of the ocean off La Jolla Shores that oceanographers Walter Munk and Mel Traylor first mapped for a 1947 research paper.
A previous map — designed by Rick Sparhawk and Lynn Reeves — was installed in 2008 next to the Kellogg Park playground. Soon afterward,...