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 26, 2016 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Discovery Lecture Series
presented by AltaSea and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

The Future of Food from the Sea
By Dr. Steve Gaines, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara

By the middle of this century, we project that global demand for animal protein will double from where it is today. Where will all this food come from? What will be the environmental impacts of such a large growth in demand? The sea has the potential to play a key role by making fisheries more productive and enhancing the development of sustainable aquaculture. The Sustainable Fisheries Group at UCSB is exploring ways to enhance seafood production while simultaneously benefiting ocean ecosystems. This talk will explore the benefits of getting more food from the sea and the paths we can take to get there.

Dr. Gaines' research focuses on marine ecology and conservation, sustainable fisheries, the design of marine reserves and the impact of climate change on ocean ecosystems. Professor Gaines is the Dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB. He has served as director of the UC Santa Barbara Marine Science Institute, and as UCSB Acting Dean of Science and Acting Vice Chancellor for Research. Professor Gaines currently serves as science advisor for the Joint Ocean Commission.

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• Friday, December 04, 2015 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Friday, February 05, 2016 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM