Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the University of California Kenneth S. Norris Marine Reserve are jointly hosting the third annual May Lecture Series (Fridays 6-7 pm, free admission) at the Veterans Hall, 1000 Main Street, Cambria.
May 3: A SEA OF CHANGE: From Atmosphere to Zooplankton
Steve Lonhart, Ph.D., NOAA Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN)
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary scientist Dr. Steve Lonhart discusses biological and physical indicators used to measure climate change.
May 10: GRAY WHALE BEHAVIOR AND GENETICS
Aimee Lang, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Biologist Aimee Lang explains how genetics are used to gain valuable insight into the behavior, migratory patterns and distribution of the North Pacific gray whale – information critical for management.
May 17: JAPAN TSUNAMI MARINE DEBRIS: Disaster Debris and Existing Problems
Sherry Lippiatt, PhD, NOAA Marine Debris Program
Learn how marine debris travels ocean currents, including the 2011 Japan Tsunami and the ongoing
marine debris problem.
May 24: STEELHEAD TROUT AND HABITAT RESTORATION ON SANTA ROSA CREEK
David Boughton, PhD, NOAA SW Fisheries Science Center and Meredith Hardy, California Conservation Corps
Learn about the status of steelhead trout state-wide, as well as steelhead restoration efforts in Cambria’s Santa Rosa Creek.
May 31: ADVENTURES FROM DOWN UNDER: Fascinating Tales of 40 Years of Diving Research
Richard Slater, PhD, Principal of Delta Oceanographics
Award-winning scientist Dr. Richard Slater contributed significantly to the advancement of underwater science through the application of scuba and manned submersible technologies. Book signing to follow.