Please join us for our first hybrid Science Sunday lecture! Join us in person or virtually.
Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold:
Maintaining Thermal Balance as a Deep-diving Marine Mammal
Deep-diving marine mammals face significant physiological challenges as they perform long breath-hold dives in a cold ocean environment. They must not only regulate their internal thermostat but also, like scuba divers, conserve their onboard oxygen while diving. To explore how marine mammals adjust their internal temperature while diving to the deep, special instruments called “biologgers” were put on juvenile northern elephant seals during short at-sea trips.
Join Arina as she discusses findings from these field experiments and recounts unexpected adventures to find and recover the instruments (and the archived data) from some wayward seals.
Join us in person
In-person Science Sunday is included with admission to the Seymour Center. Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, only 40 in-person lecture passes are available. Passes are first-come, first-served. No advanced reservations.
- Lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at 12:30 PM.
- Doors open to the lecture hall at 1:00 PM.
- Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. No late seating. No advanced reservations.
Join us virtually
About Science Sunday
Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them. Join us on the third Sunday of every month (except April and 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.
- Time: 1:30 PM; lectures are one hour long and include time for a few questions at the end.
- Location: Hybrid; join us in person or virtually.
- Recommended for ages 10 and older.