What Lies Ahead? Sustainability in a High C02 Ocean
with Kristy Kroeker
part of the Science Sundays series at Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Sunday, May 17, 1:00PM, and the third Sunday of each month
Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz
included with museum admission
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.
Doors open to the lecture hall at 12:30PM. 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.
Rising CO2 in the atmosphere is causing unprecedented changes in seawater chemistry. Scientists worldwide are working to predict what these changes (ocean acidification) will mean for marine life in the future, as well as what can be done about this global process.
Join Kristy Kroeker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, on a virtual tour of her natural laboratories that span underwater volcanic CO2 vents and the California coastline. Kroeker will explain how these habitats can provide clues about ocean acidification, how it can affect our vital ecosystems, and what we can do to protect them.