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FREE EVENT! MBNMS Symposium – April 14, 2012


2012 MBNMS Currents Symposium Poster


























The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary invites the public to a FREE event:

2012 Sanctuary Currents Symposium
From Lions to Luminescence: Linking Land and Sea
Saturday, April 14, 2012
8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The theme of this year’s symposium is: From Lions to Luminescence: Linking Land and Sea. The land and sea are inextricably connected, from the tops of the mountains to the bottom of the ocean. Learn about some of the fascinating research and conservation activities taking place in our watersheds, wetlands, kelp forests and deep sea. Follow the links from land to sea, as scientists tell us their tales of tracking mountain lions and studying sea otters to searching for bioluminescent creatures of the deep.


  • Institute For Applied Marine Ecology
  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Save The Earth
  • NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center
  • NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary


Program of Events

8:00 – 8:45 am Registration
(This is a free event, pre-registration is NOT necessary)
9:00 am Welcome
9:15 – 9:40 am Mountain Lion Behavior in a Human Dominated Landscape
Dr. Chris Wilmers, Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz
9:40 – 10:05 am Glamour, Drama and Intrigue – A Central Coast Water Quality Story
Robert Ketley, Engineer, City of Watsonville
10:05 – 10:30 am From Sources to Sea Otters: What Animals Can Teach Us About Water Quality and Fecal Pathogen Pollution in California
Dr. Woutrina Miller, UC Davis
10:30 – 11:00 am BREAK
11:00 – 11:25 am Into the Deep and What We Saw There: Characterizing the Shelf in the MBNMS
Dr. James Lindholm, Institute for Applied Marine Ecology, CSU Monterey Bay
11:25 – 11:50 am What Glows Below…Bioluminescence in the Deep-sea
Dr. Steven Haddock, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
11:50 – 12:30 am LUNCH
12:30 – 2:15 pm RESEARCH POSTERS
2:15 – 3:00 pm Ricketts Memorial Lecture:
3:00 – 3:15 pm Research Poster Awards


  • From Highway 1:
    Exit at the CSUMB/Fort Ord Main Entrance, which turns into Light Fighter Drive. Proceed on Light Fighter Dr. past General Jim Blvd. and make the next left onto Colonel Durham Rd. Continue on Durham and make the first left onto Sixth Avenue. The University Center (building with distinctive “white tent” roof) is on your left.
  • From Salinas:
    Take Reservation Road. Turn left on Imjin Road, then turn take the first left onto Abrams Drive. Where Abrams ends at a stop sign, turn right onto Inter-Garrison Road. Turn left onto Seventh Avenue. Turn right onto B Street. Turn left onto Sixth Avenue. The University Center (building with distinctive “white tent” roof) is on your left. 

    CSUMB Campus Map (524KB PDF*)
    Printable Driving Directions (487KB PDF*)
    Interactive Map (CSUMB Link)

For more information, contact Liz Love at (831) 647-4255, or email.

For More Information on the Sanctuary Currents Symposium, please click here

Abstracts for Research Poster Session are due JANUARY 31, 2012. Click below for more information.

2012 Call for Research Posters flyer (421 KB PDF)

The Symposium will be held at:

Click here for Map and Directions (108 KB PDF)
California State University Monterey Bay
University Center
Sixth Avenue
Seaside, CA
(831) 582-4111
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