Science Sundays

Conservation Physiology in Marine Mammals:
Predicting Vulnerability in Threatened Cetacean, Pinniped, and Sirenian Species

Sunday, April 18, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30 PM PDT

Online Webinar

  • Member and volunteer preregistration (free in the member portal)
  • General public preregistration ($10/household)

Jason John, Ph.D.
Science & Technology Policy Fellow, California Council on Science and Technology

Each year, marine mammals are exposed to increasing levels of disturbance related to human activities in the marine environment. Whether it’s through competition for food, interaction with boat traffic, resource exploration, or a combination of these and other factors, the marine environment is rapidly changing in many regions. Working with Hawaiian monk seals, Florida manatees, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, and beluga whales, scientists have developed new methods for measuring the capacity of these animals to adapt to disturbance with the hope of better informing management and conservation practices.

Join Jason John to learn more about how marine mammals are responding to these changes.

Register in advance* for the online Science Sunday webinar:

  • Member and volunteer preregistration (free in the member portal)
  • General public preregistration ($10/household)

*Please register at least one hour prior to event start time. Registration closes at 12:30 PM PDT on Sunday, April 18, 2021.


Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them. 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.

  • Time: 1:30 PM; lectures are one hour long and include time for a few questions at the end.
  • Location: Online; webinar preregistration is required.
    • Member and volunteer preregistration (free in the member portal)
    • General public preregistration ($10/household)
  • Recommended for ages 10 and older.

FUTURE SCIENCE SUNDAY:

Sunday, May 16, 2021

1:30 – 2:30 PM
Online Webinar

Sarah McKay Strobel, Ph.D.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz

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CELEBRATE EARTH WEEK
April 18–24, 2021
Learn more about our blue planet. Special at-home activities and arts and crafts are available for download.

SCIENCE SUNDAY
April 18, 2021, 1:30 PM
Join us for a special Earth Week Science Sunday–online! “Conservation Physiology in Marine Mammals.” Preregister.

LABSIDE CHATS
April 22, 2021, 11 AM
Learn why the peregrine falcon’s recovery can help solve today’s environmental issues with Zeka Glucs, Ph.D. Submit your questions, then watch the live chat, here.

SUNDAY SEASIDE CRAFTS–AT HOME!
Explore the diversity of mollusks found around the world in a new coloring page series, Mollusk Mates.

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