California’s Water: Where Do Salmon Fit In?
with Sean A. Hayes
part of the Science Sundays series at Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Sunday, June 21, 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.
California ranks as the eighth largest economy in the world, supporting a vast array of tech, entertainment, government, research, and of course agricultural industries. Sustaining that economy demands water.
Water is diverted from its historic course through a network of storage reservoirs and conveyance and pumping systems known as the Central Valley and State Water Project. The confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, known simply as the Delta, is the heart of this delivery system. Formerly a vast wetland, the Delta is now the hub of the state’s water diversion. This watershed also supports four runs of Chinook salmon and a winter steelhead run, all species that range from fully endangered to threatened yet still support commercial and recreational fisheries.
Join Sean A. Hayes, Ph.D, Lead, Salmon Ocean Ecology Team, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Ecology Division, as he discusses the science that provides insights into management decisions related to both water and fish.