Labside Chats

A Conversation with a Scientist

 

Submit your questions in advance HERE.

 

Tune in for the next Labside Chat with Institute of Marine Sciences Director and Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Dan Costa, on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 11:00 AM PDT, to explore how marine mammals and seabirds are adapted to life in the ocean.

Join the conversation! Submit your questions in advance for Dan, then watch the conversation to hear the answers during the live chat. Help us put together questions such as:

  • What’s it like doing research all over the world?
  • How do animals move in their marine environment and find food?
  • How is technology changing to better understand animals and their habitat?
  • What animals are of particular focus in Dan’s most recent research projects?
  • How do animals survive in extreme conditions?

We want your questions!

Submit your questions in advance HERE.

Virtual Labside Chats are offered at no charge. Please support the Seymour Center by becoming a member or making a donation today. Thank you sincerely.

Livestream: 


Upcoming Labside Chats:

Dr. Rita Mehta, Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz
Thursday, June 11, 2020
11:00 AM PDT

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Previous Labside Chats:

Peter Macht, Aquarium Curator, Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Thursday, May 7, 2020
11:00 AM PDT

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