Join 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 open to the lecture hall at 12:30 PM.
- Lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at noon.
- Seating is first-come, first-served. No late seating.
Lectures are one-hour long, including time for a few questions at the end. Science Sunday is free with admission, and always free for members. Recommended for ages 10 and older.
September 21, 2014, 1 PM
The Extreme Life of the Sea
Stephen R. Palumbi, Director, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
Anthony R. Palumbi, Author and Science Writer
Oceans cover more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface and contain most of its biodiversity. Yet, we know more about the surface of the Moon and Mars than we know about the floor of the world’s oceans. Join biologist Steve Palumbi and writer Anthony Palumbi as they take us into the vast unknown ocean, bringing us tales of some of the most diverse life in the sea.
The Palumbis dig into every corner of the ocean, showing how unique ocean creatures are tied to their environment. They effectively demonstrate how small human-driven changes to the oceans can disrupt a complex system developed over millions of years. “The Palumbis encourage a childlike curiosity by showing us the amazing diversity of life down below, and perhaps our inner children will pester our grownup selves into doing what needs to be done to keep these habitats intact.” ~Publisher’s Weekly
Come hear unforgettable stories of some of the most marvelous life forms on Earth––the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans––that inhabit the most extreme limits of the aquatic world. You’ll be amazed.
Book signing immediately following lecture. The Extreme Life of the Sea is available in the Ocean Discovery Shop.
Free ADMISSION for Seymour Center Members and UC Santa Cruz Undergraduates with valid Student ID.
Science Sunday is sponsored by:
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:
- Shark Conservation: Striving to Save Sharks from Extinction
- Mapping Marine Mammal Health: The Marine Mammal Health Map Project
- Disentangling Whales: Responding to Distressed Whales along the Central Coast
- Go with the Flow: How Seals Sense their fluid Environment
- The Albatrosses of Midway: Ecology and Conservation of Pacific Ocean Wanderers
- Carnivores and the Fabric of Nature: The Effects of Large Predator Loss on Ecosystems Worldwide
- Remember the Titans: Communication and Social Learning among Northern Elephant Seals
- Bald Eagles: Repatriation of an Iconic Bird to the Central Coast
- Sharks in Danger: Impacts of the Global Shark Fin Trade
- got coral? Caribbean Mexico’s Coral Reef Ecosystems
- Elkhorn Slough: Pearls of Wisdom from Elkhorn Slough Oysters
- Underwater, Underground: Exploration of deep sea flow and habitats within the ocean crust
- Beautiful Whales: Photographing “Whale Scale”
- It’s Not Who You Eat, It’s When You Eat Them: The Insidious Relationship Between Salmon and Anchovy
- The Death and Life of Monterey Bay: A Story of Revival
- The Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History: Coastal Studies and the Elwha River Restoration Project