Cabrillo Marine Aquarium


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

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, October 28, 2014 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
• Tuesday, November 25, 2014 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Discovery Lecture Series
presented by AltaSea and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

The Universe Below: Explorations of Life in the Deep Sea
By Dr. Shana Goffredi, Occidental College

Dr. Goffredi is an Assoc. Professor of Biology at Occidental College. Her research interests mainly concern beneficial symbiotic partnerships between bacteria and marine invertebrates. For 20 years, she has been exploring the deep ocean. She focuses on the physiology and biochemistry of deep-sea symbiotic systems, within the context of ecological questions and how environmental influences dramatically affect their functioning.

At Occidental College, she teaches courses on Zoology, Microbial Diversity, and Symbiosis. Dr. Goffredi’s funding has come from the National Science Foundation, and she has published in journals such as Frontiers in Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology and Science. Her B.S. is in Biology/Marine Science from the Univ. of San Diego and her Ph.D. is in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology from UC Santa Barbara.

• Friday, December 05, 2014 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Friday, February 06, 2015 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM