Science Sundays

Join us on the third Sunday of every month (except December), 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 limited and 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.

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

February 15, 2015

Technology and the Quest to Protect Elusive Marine Mammals on the High Seas


Patrick W. Robinson, Ph.D.
Director, Año Nuevo Island Reserve
Lecturer, University of California, Santa Cruz

Marine mammals are notoriously difficult to study in their natural environment. They travel vast distances and dive to incredible depths. Recent advances in technology have revolutionized our ability to study these animals. As a result, a new field of study called “biologging” has emerged.

Dan CostaSmall sensors and transmitters are attached to animals to record location, depth, temperature, and movement, giving us a glimpse into their mysterious lives far out at sea. Patrick Robinson, Año Nuevo Island Reserve Director, will discuss how researchers at UC Santa Cruz have pioneered this approach over the past decade to study elephant seals at the reserve.

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.
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