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Does Climate Change Put Ocean Life in a Blender?

Adults | Guest Speaker

June 7, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Does Climate Change Put Ocean Life in a Blender?

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

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

June 14, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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.

The Sea Otter Survival Story

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

June 21, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Sea Otter Survival Story

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

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

June 29, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Georgia’s Atlantic Gray Whales

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.

California Caviar: The History of White Sturgeon Aquaculture

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

July 7, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

California Caviar: The History of White Sturgeon Aquaculture

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

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

July 19, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Taming Dragons: Unexpected Insights into the Biology, Behavior, and Diversity of Seadragons

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

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

July 26, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Tillandsia Air Plants: Low-Water Plants for the 21st Century

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

Local Legends: Movement Biology of the Leopard Shark off La Jolla, California

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

August 9, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Local Legends: Movement Biology of the Leopard Shark off La Jolla, California

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.

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