Cabrillo Marine Aquarium


    Monthly lectures are offered by FRIENDS of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the American Cetacean Society featuring fascinating talks on a variety of marine-related topics by noted scientists and authors.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is also collaborating with our new “neighbor,” the world-class urban marine research and innovation center, AltaSea. We are jointly hosting a Discovery Lecture Series in 2015 on select Fridays from 7pm to 9pm at the Aquarium in the John M. Olguin Auditorium. For a complete lecture list and more information click here.

Upcoming Lectures

American Cetacean Society Lecture
The American Cetacean Society/LA Chapter offers free presentations on whale research and conservation on the last Tuesday of every month in the John M. Olguin Auditorium.

For more information and scheduled speakers, please visit the ACS-LA website.

• Tuesday, January 31, 2017 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
• Tuesday, February 28, 2017 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
• Tuesday, March 28, 2017 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Discovery Lecture Series
presented by AltaSea and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

The Return of the Kelp Forest King

By Dr. Larry G. Allen, California State University, Northridge

Larry is currently Chair and Professor of Biology at California State University Northridge. He has co-authored and edited many publications on the biogeography and ecology of marine fishes of the Pacific coast of North America including the books, “The Ecology of Marine Fishes: California and Adjacent Waters” and “A Field Guide to the Coastal Fishes from Alaska to California.” Dr. Allen will discuss the information that he and his graduate students have compiled on the demise and recent return of the apex predator of California’s southern kelp forests, the Giant Sea Bass, Stereolepis gigas.

Click here for teacher resources related to this lecture.

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• Friday, February 03, 2017 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Friday, April 07, 2017 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Friday, June 02, 2017 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Friday, August 04, 2017 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Friday, October 06, 2017 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Friday, December 01, 2017 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM