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 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.
March 16, 2014, 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:
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:
- 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