Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series

For more than a decade, Scripps Oceanography scientists have shared their amazing research with the public through Birch Aquarium at Scripps’ Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series.

Each month, a Scripps scientists discusses his or her work at the aquarium during a special evening lecture for the public. These lectures are also broadcast by UCSD-TV and posted online for your viewing pleasure.

Below is a video from one of the most popular lectures this fall. Let us know what you think!

Monday, Oct. 12
New Discoveries in Deep-Sea Animal Diversity
Greg Rouse, Scripps biological oceanographer
The deep ocean remains largely unexplored, and deep-sea animals, their distribution and their relationships to each other are the subject of an ever-increasing variety of research projects. Join Scripps biological oceanographer Greg Rouse as he unveils some of the latest findings on some of the ocean’s most intriguing and least-studied creatures. Learn about the sophisticated tools oceanographers are using to understand the evolution of life in the ocean.

Next Perspectives Lecture:
Monday, December 14
Let’s Talk Trash: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Miriam Goldstein, Pete Davison, and Chelsea Rochman
Scripps graduate researchers

A group of Scripps graduate researchers recently returned from a 20-day expedition to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a little-studied remote ocean region where plastic debris accumulates. Join Miriam Goldstein, chief scientist on the cruise, and colleagues Pete Davison and Chelsea Rochman, as they discuss the garbage patch, why it’s there, and how they are exploring and analyzing the problem of plastic in the North Pacific Ocean., RSVP 858-534-5771

Time: 6:30-8 p.m. (lectures begin at 7 p.m.)
Members: Free
Public: $8
Educators/Students/UCSD: $5

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