Science Sundays

364_Tagging Hammerheads_C368_Hammerhead School Galapagos_AJoin 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. 

Science Sunday
August 17, 2
014, 1 PM
Shark Conservation: Striving to Save Sharks from Extinction

380_Klimley in LiferingA. Peter Klimley
Adjunct Professor
Director, Biotelemetry Laboratory
Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology, UC Davis

Dr. Peter Klimley has been studying sharks for decades. Through his years of experience with a variety of species, including the much-feared great white shark, he has been able to shed light on natural behaviors rarely witnessed by others. Known as Dr. Hammerhead for his groundbreaking work on hammerhead sharks in the Gulf of California, Klimley refutes claims that sharks are “mindless killing machines” but very complex, even social animals.

Klimley has developed an understanding and appreciation of these amazing animals, and provides compelling reasons for shark conservation and how it can be achieved. Don’t miss this exciting Science Sunday lecture that caps off “Shark Science Week” at the Seymour Center.

Join Klimley after his talk for a book signing— The Secret Life of Sharks: A Leading Marine Biologist Reveals the Mysteries of Shark Behavior and The Biology of Sharks and Rays will be available in our Ocean Discovery Shop.

Free ADMISSION for Seymour Center Members and UC Santa Cruz Undergraduates with valid Student ID.

Science Sunday is 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!

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Mapping Marine Mammal Health

Sunday, July 20
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Behind-the-Scene Tours
Learn more about exciting marine research behind the scenes and experience the spectacular surroundings of our location.

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