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June 2016

Does Climate Change Put Ocean Life in a Blender?
June 7, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Malin Pinsky

The oceans have absorbed 93 percent of all excess heat on earth, dramatically changing the physics, chemistry, and biology of the ocean.

Harmful Algal Blooms: Too Much of a Good Thing
June 14, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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David Caron

Scientists have documented an increase in the number and severity of toxic algal blooms in the ocean in recent decades.

The Sea Otter Survival Story
June 21, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Kim Steinhardt

The relationship between sea otters and humans has been strained nearly to the breaking point during much of the last two centuries. Now, with only 3,000 California sea otters remaining, this threatened species faces new peril.

Georgia’s Atlantic Gray Whales
June 29, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Scott Noakes

Until recent times, Georgia’s coastal waters had not been known for gray whales. However, in 2006 the first of two Pleistocene gray whale remains were discovered approximately twenty miles offshore.

July 2016

California Caviar: The History of White Sturgeon Aquaculture
July 7, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Joel Von Eenennaam

Today, California’s white sturgeon aquaculture industry produces 10 tons of caviar and 700 tons of meat annually.

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