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The Extreme Life of the Sea

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Posted: June 23, 2014

Lecture date: June 12, 2014. Stephen Palumbi discussed his book, The Extreme Life of the Sea.

The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. In this lecture, Stephen Palumbi explores the icy Arctic and boiling hydrothermal vents and exposes the eternal darkness of the deepest undersea trenches to show how marine life thrives against the odds. He brings to life the sea’s most extreme species and reveals how they succeed across the wide expanse of the world’s global ocean. He also discusses how climate change and overfishing could pose the greatest threat yet to marine life.

Stephen Palumbi is director of the Hopkins Marine Station and a professor of marine science at Stanford University.

Video Posted: June 23, 2014 | Running time: 53:36

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