Aug 17, 2011
Dates: Oct. 10 & Nov. 14 Time: 6:30-8 p.m. Public: $8 Students/Educators: $5 RSVP requested: 858-534-5771 The Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series features engaging presentations on research conducted worldwide by scientists from and connected to Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Scripps scientists are exploring Earth's mysteries in hundreds of research projects underway on every continent. Learn about science at Scripps and join researchers on their paths to discovery. Owl limpet Monday, Oct. 10 The Limpet Circus: Behavioral Ecology of the Owl Limpet Stephanie Schroeder, Birch Aquarium visiting marine biologist At first glance, the owl limpet appears to be an innocuous, slow moving snail on the rocky intertidal shores. Delve further into its behavior and you'll discover a sex-changing, fighting gastropod. Join Birch Aquarium visiting scientist Stephanie Schroeder as she leads you through the fascinating world of limpet interactions and explains her research examining territorial snail behavior. Monday, Nov. 14 Coral Reefs: Ecosystems in Decline Stuart Sandin, Scripps marine ecologist Scripps researchers study Kingman Reef. Coral reefs are among the most productive and biodiverse environments on the planet. Join Scripps Oceanography marine ecologist Stuart Sandin as he describes his travels to untouched parts of the globe to conduct scientific research aimed at understanding and protecting these fragile ecosystems. Learn how he and his colleagues are working to establish the scientific basis for what constitutes a healthy coral reef and how they are probing the causes of coral reef decline. Perspectives lectures are intended for a lay audience. Birch Aquarium admission and parking are included. Light refreshments will be served. Past lectures air on UCSD-TV and are broadcast to more than 16 million viewers via satellite and cable television. Lectures also can be found on YouTube. For more information, visit: http://ucsd.tv/oceanscience.
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About Scripps Institution of Oceanography Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical, and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today on every continent and in every ocean. The institution has a staff of about 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $170 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates robotic networks and one of the largest U.S. academic fleets with four oceanographic research ships and one research platform for worldwide exploration. Birch Aquarium at Scripps serves as the interpretive center of the institution and showcases Scripps research and a diverse array of marine life through exhibits and programming for more than 425,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu.