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Fall 2017

Aquatic Academy

The Ocean and Climate Change

Explore with experts the role the World Ocean plays in modulating Earth’s climate and how the World Ocean and its ecosystems are responding to climate change. Learn more about the implications of those changes for the future.


October 25:

  • Global Warming Sleeps with the Fishes, Dr. Bill Patzert, senior scientist, JPL, NASA
  • OMG: Oceans Melting Greenland, Dr. Josh Willis, project scientist, JPL, NASA

November 1:

  • Future Ocean, Dr. Margaret Leinen, Director Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • The role of the ocean in climate change as stimulus and response, Dr. Jerry R. Schubel, president and CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific

November 8:

  • Ocean Acidification, Dr. Todd Martz, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Coral Reefs in a Warming and Acidifying Ocean, Dr. Jennifer Smith, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

November 15:

  • Our Changing Ocean: Exploring Causes, Consequences, and Solutions, Dr. Katherine RM Mackey, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, UC Irvine
  • Albacore Tuna Off Alaska—You’ve Got to be Kidding!, Mark Helvey, retired assistant regional administrator for sustainable fisheries, NOAA
Surface of the Big Blue Ocean
Event Information

Cost $40 for adults, $35 for members
$10 extra for CEU credit in conjunction with CSULB
Tickets This event is sold out. Tickets/reservations are no longer available.
Sold Out Fall 2017
(562) 590-3100 For additional information or to be added to a wait-list, email: Adina Metz, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802. We will validate parking for course participants.
Links View past lecture videos