Jeffrey B. Graham

Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series

Time: 7–8 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30; lecture begins at 7 p.m.
Cost: Public $8, Students/Educators $5, Free for members

The Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series features engaging presentations on research conducted worldwide by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Scripps scientists are exploring Earth’s mysteries in hundreds of research projects under way on every continent. Learn about science at Scripps and join researchers on their paths to discovery. Services available for the deaf or hard of hearing.
For additional lectures, check our upcoming Ocean Author Presentations.


 

Monday June 13
Net Loss:  Vaquita Facing Imminent Extinction From Illegal Fishing

Barbara Taylor, Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Vaquitas are the most endangered marine mammal in the world and are only found in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Their primary threat is death in gillnets, which until very recently supplied shrimp to the U.S. market.  The catastrophic 80% decline since 2011 results from illegal sales of an endangered fish, the totoaba, to markets in China.

 

Monday July 11
Small but Mighty: Evolution of the Mantis Shrimp Strike

Maya deVries, Marine Biologist

With speeds of up to 50 miles per hour and accelerations that are comparable to a .22 caliber bullet, the mantis shrimp strike is considered to be one of the fastest movements ever recorded in the animal kingdom. Join Scripps marine biologist Maya deVries as she describes her research on the biomechanics and ecology of this extremely fast strike and tells us how over 150 million years of evolution has led to the amazing diversity of striking behaviors seen across mantis shrimp.

 

No Perspectives Lecture in August 2016.
See you in September!


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