Science Sundays

Breck Tyler LongJoin us on the third Sunday of every month, for a public lecture from a marine scientist, who presents current research and topics in an entertaining and easy-to-understand format, with up-to-date photos, video, and discussion. Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them.

Lectures take place at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at 1 PM. Doors to the lecture hall open 30 minutes before the lecture; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No late seating. Each lecture is planned to last an hour, including time for a few questions at the end. Lectures are free with admission, and always free for members. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

Science Sunday
March 16, 2
014, 1 PM
The Albatrosses of Midway: Ecology and Conservation of Pacific Ocean Wanderers
W. Breck Tyler
Specialist – Seabird Research, Institute of Marine Sciences
University of California, Santa Cruz

Albatrosses travel thousands of miles across ocean basins, returning to land only to nest. Midway Atoll, a tiny island in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian chain, is one of the world’s largest albatross colonies, hosting more than a million birds. Sharing his experiences from 20 years at Midway, Breck will tell us about the ecology and conservation of these magnificent creatures.

Science Sundays are sponsored by:

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Science Sunday lectures are designed to make science interesting and “user-friendly” for EVERYONE.
Science Sunday is free with membership or admission. UCSC undergrads free with valid student ID.
Dates: Held on the third Sunday of every month (except December)
Time: 1 PM
Location: La Feliz room of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center

For more information, call (831) 459-3800.

Browse our calendar for upcoming Science Sunday topics.
Here’s a sampling of past Science Sunday topics:

Days & Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM

Science Sundays

What's New!

Behind-the-Scene Tours
Learn more about exciting marine research behind the scenes and experience the spectacular surroundings of our location.

Science Sunday—The Albatrosses of Midway
Sunday, March 16 — Join Breck Tyler for a discussion on the ecology and conservation of Pacific albatrosses on Midway Island.

Wharf Tours
Take a tour a half-mile out to sea—without leaving the shore



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