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Experts Share the Latest Climate Change Predictions, from Sea Level Rise to Impacts on Coral Reefs

Surface of the Big Blue Ocean

Surface of the ocean. Credit: Andrew Reitsma

September 11, 2017

Members of the media and the public are invited to join leading experts at the Aquarium of the Pacific to get the latest on climate change predictions from sea level rise to impacts on coral reefs, the rainforests of the sea. Scientists and researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the University of California, Irvine will share their research findings on the connections between 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 currently responding to climate change. Learn more about the implications of those changes for the future. On consecutive Wednesdays this fall the Aquarium of the Pacific will host climate change experts in a four-week Aquatic Academy course for adults from October 25 to November 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

When: Four consecutive Wednesdays: October 25 - November 15, 2017 / 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $40 per person ($35 per Aquarium member) An additional $10 for CEU credit with California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)


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