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

Harmful Algal Blooms: Too Much of a Good Thing

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

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June 2016

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.

Taming Dragons: Unexpected Insights into the Biology, Behavior, and Diversity of Seadragons
July 19, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Josefin Stiller

Meet the scientist who in 2015 discovered the third known species of seadragon, the ruby seadragon, and the methods her team used to study these animals.

Tillandsia Air Plants: Low-Water Plants for the 21st Century
July 26, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Paul Isley

The genus Tillandsia refers to a family of easy-to-maintain plants that can grow without soil.

August 2016

Local Legends: Movement Biology of the Leopard Shark off La Jolla, California
August 9, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Andrew Nosal

Every summer, hundreds of harmless leopard sharks gather in shallow water off La Jolla Shores Beach. Learn about the history of this spot and its leopard sharks.

Into the Black
August 18, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Diver and marine wildlife photographer Mike Bartick will discuss diving at night and photographing nocturnal marine life.

September 2016

A Marine Biologist’s Quest to Keep the Pacific Wild
September 14, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Douglas McCauley

October 2016

The Story of Seahorses: From Myth to Reality
October 5, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Helen Scales

Seahorses may be tiny and timid, but they are some of the most captivating of all the oceans’ inhabitants. For millennia, these curious creatures have wound their way into myths and stories, and for even longer they’ve lived extraordinary lives beneath the waves.

Swimming in the Age of Fishes: Art, Imagination, and the Unknowable
October 12, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Gail Wight

Artist Gail Wight will discuss how topics in biology like deep time, species diversity, extinction, and the forces of weather on habitat drive her studio practice.

Journey Through the Everglades
October 18, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Mac Stone

Frequently working in swamps and wetlands of the southeastern U.S., conservation photographer Mac Stone will share images and stories from his book, Everglades: America’s Wetland.

November 2016

Secrets of Seahorses
November 9, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Sandy Trautwein

Learn more about the fascinating lives of seahorses, seadragons, and pipefish.