Science Sundays

Next Science Sunday:

Sunday, August 20, 2017

1:30 – 2:30 PM

THE BAIT AND SWITCH:
A Discussion of Seafood Fraud in Los Angeles and Santa Cruz

Hayley Nuetzel, Ph.D. Student
Ocean Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

Seafood is a global commodity with a worldwide consumption rate that consistently strains supply. High demand, paired with the complex nature of the seafood supply chain, has allowed for seafood fraud, or the mislabeling of seafood, to go relatively undetected for years. Now, scientists across the globe are using genetic technologies to reveal high incidences of seafood mislabeling.

Join Hayley Nuetzel as she communicates her findings using these techniques to reveal occurrences of seafood fraud in Los Angeles and Santa Cruz. She will also discuss patterns in mislabeling and actions consumers can take to combat this threat to fisheries stability.

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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 1:30 PM.
  • Doors open to the lecture hall at 1:00 PM.Screen shot 2015-02-26 at 11.27.40 AM
  • Lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at 12:30 PM.
  • 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.

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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 April and December in 2017)
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: La Feliz room of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center
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FUTURE SCIENCE SUNDAY:

Gitte McDonald, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Ecology, Moss Land Marine Labs

Sunday, September 17th
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Seymour Marine Discovery Center

For more information, call (831) 459-3800.
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SHARK SCIENCE WEEK
July 22 - July 30, 2017
For a full week, the Seymour Center will celebrate Shark Science Week by revealing fascinating facts about these cartilaginous fishes. Come explore amazing shark adaptations!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
Sunday, August 20, 1:30 PM
The Bait and Switch: A Discussion Of Seafood Fraud In Los Angeles And Santa Cruz.

OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION
You'll see a lot of construction taking place here at the Coastal Science Campus but know, the Seymour Center is open for business as usual. Come visit!

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September 23 - October 1, 2017
Save the date for Sea Otter Awareness Week: an annual recognition of the vital role that sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem.

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