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Discovery Lecture Series

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is collaborating with our new “neighbor,” the world-class urban marine research and innovation center, AltaSea. The 35-acre campus at the Port of Los Angeles will be dedicated to uniting global marine research, education, business, government philanthropy and community.

To start things off, we are jointly hosting a Discovery Lecture Series in 2014 and 2015 on select Fridays from 7pm to 9pm at the Aquarium in the John M. Olguin Auditorium.

2015 Lectures

Bill PatzertMay 8: Dr. Bill Patzert, Climatologist, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Drought: Are We In or Out?

"California's history is written in great droughts," Patzert says. As of November 2014, the ongoing California drought has turned more serious. Entering our 4th year of below-normal rainfall and snowpack, California faces its most severe drought emergency in decades. Governor Jerry Brown has called for Californians to voluntarily reduce water. Mandatory rationing could be ordered soon...Read More

Kelly StrombergAugust 7: Kelly Stromberg, Catalina Sea Ranch
Aquaculture: The Fight for our Local Seafood

Marine aquaculture in the United States contributes to restoration habitats, fisheries, seafood supply and helps the economic activity of coastal communities. The United States ranks 15th in total aquaculture production behind China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Norway, Thailand, Egypt, Chile, Myanmar, Philippines, Brazil, Japan, and South Korea...Read More

October 2: Dr. Danielle Zacherl, California State University, Fullerton
If We Make Their Bed, They Will Lie In It: Restoration of Native Olympia Oysters in Southern California

The Olympia oyster, Ostrea lurida, is the only oyster native to the US west coast but it has experienced significant population declines since the early 1900s due to overharvesting and habitat destruction. This once bed-forming species provides complex habitat for other organisms, but there are no remaining natural Olympia oyster beds in southern California...Read More

December 4: Dr. Steve Gaines, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara

2014 - 2015 Lecture Archives
May 9: Dr. Chris Lowe, CSU Long Beach
Return of the big marine predators to California waters: a sign things might be getting better
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August 1: Dr. Shawna Dark, CSU Northridge
Unearthing The Historical Wetlands of Southern California
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October 3: Dr. Richard F. Ambrose, UCLA
Tides of change: Past trends in rocky intertidal communities and prospects for the future
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December 5: Dr. Shana Goffredi, Occidental College
The Universe Below: Explorations of Life in the Deep Sea
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February 6: David Helvarg, Executive Director of Blue Frontier
"The Golden Shore - California's Love Affair with the Sea"
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April 3: Dr. David Caron, USC
Harmful Algal Blooms Along the California Coast: Their Ecosystem Impacts and Our Present Understanding


Post Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015


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    News Archive

          4/16/2015 Discovery Lecture Series (Featured)
          3/23/2015 CMA in the News
          3/15/2015 CMA Staff Member on Ship-Based Research Expedition to Antarctica
          11/3/2014 One Million Pieces of Trash
          8/18/2014 FREE Public Tours
          7/10/2014 Midnight research studying grunion
          6/12/2014 Stay Connected to CMA
          6/3/2014 Tesoro Donates $50,000
          3/12/2014 Delving into Sustainable Seafood
          3/3/2014 Ocean Discovery Kits
          2/7/2014 Sweetheart Savings for Gala
          1/29/2014 Sustainable Seafood Event
          1/13/2014 New Executive Director
          1/1/2014 Let's go whale watching!
          12/6/2013 Little Squirts is Moving
          11/20/2013 Help FCMA Raise $15,000
          11/13/2013 Sea stars wasting away
          11/4/2013 From Junior Docent to Junior Leader
          10/27/2013 Sharks belong in the ocean
          10/21/2013 Help FCMA win $5,000
          9/23/2013 Making a Difference
          9/16/2013 CMA Receives Top Honor
          8/30/2013 Symbiotic Copepoda Workshop
          8/19/2013 FRIENDS Announces Marine Science Scholarship Winners
          8/5/2013 Robots Storm CMA
          7/24/2013 PADI Internship Program
          7/9/2013 Story time in CMA's library
          6/28/2013 Summer in the Aquatic Nursery
          6/14/2013 Become a Sea Ranger
          6/3/2013 Stung! Jellyfish blooms
          5/28/2013 Lights, Camera, Ocean!
          5/23/2013 Students celebrate Earth Day the CMA way
          5/13/2013 Scholarships Offered
          5/12/2013 CMA Kids News
          5/9/2013 Grand Grunion Gala A Smashing Success
          4/15/2013 Student Research Highlights
          3/15/2013 World Ocean Network
          3/4/2013 Middle school students spend Sundays with science
          2/17/2013 White Abalone Spawning
          2/4/2013 Earth Day Poster and Photo Contest
          1/29/2013 Introducing the pipefish
          1/22/2013 An animal’s conservation status
          1/9/2013 Experience a worm’s eye-view in the mud tunnel
          12/31/2012 Books about CMA
          12/21/2012 Exploration Center: You oughta be in ocean pictures
          12/14/2012 Rare bird spotted near CMA
          12/12/2012 Start a free table at work
          12/7/2012 Camouflage: the art of blending in
          11/26/2012 Announcing a new species!
          11/13/2012 Ocean Children's Books
          11/5/2012 School groups: Paying one can at a time
          10/31/2012 Exhibits and Collections Curator elected SCAS President
          10/22/2012 Argonaut at CMA
          10/20/2012 Wash your car the ocean way
          10/12/2012 Aquatic Nursery: A new role for red abalone
          10/5/2012 The 8th International Aquarium Congress
          10/1/2012 Danielle’s First 100 Days
          9/29/2012 Ocean Outreach Team
          9/24/2012 Sea Otter Awareness Week
          9/23/2012 The CMA Gift Shop: A personal shopping experience
          9/13/2012 Free audio tour available
          9/10/2012 SEA Club is a great way for kids to spend an afternoon
          8/29/2012 Phillips 66 Supports CMA
          8/23/2012 What’s on CMA’s Menu?
          8/11/2012 It's Shark Week!
          8/10/2012 Congratulations Scholarship Winners!
          8/2/2012 Looking under the microscope in the Exploration Center
          7/20/2012 Students earn CMA field trip
          7/19/2012 Become a FRIENDS of CMA Community Sponsor!
          6/27/2012 Youth On Board
          6/14/2012 Celebrate National Lobster Day
          6/8/2012 Underwater Park System
          6/7/2012 The Nausicaá Connection
          6/1/2012 Intel Innovation Showcase
          5/3/2012 A Career in Marine Biology
          3/3/2012 "Youth on Board" Video Contest
          2/28/2012 CMA Awarded Grant for Tidewater Goby Education
          2/28/2012 Flashback: A Page Out of CMA History
          1/17/2012 "Amazing Aquariums"
          1/6/2012 Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Is Accessible to All
          11/16/2011 New Education Curator
          11/15/2011 CMA Staff Members Tour SA Recycling
          11/14/2011 Inner Cabrillo Beach Survey: You Never Know What You Might Find!
          10/27/2011 Mommy and Me Class at CMA?
          10/19/2011 Jellies Travel the World
          10/3/2011 Practice Safe Whale Watching
          9/19/2011 A Clean Sweep!
          9/8/2011 Volunteer Spotlight
          8/15/2011 Become a Volunteer Research Intern
          8/3/2011 It's Shark Week
          7/29/2011 Mutant Crab at CMA
          2/10/2011 New Animal Care Center
          1/2/2011 A Tribute to John M. Olguin
          9/27/2010 AZA Honors CMA
          2/2/2010 75 Years Young!
          9/22/2009 $30,000 Grant Received!
          6/23/2009 CA State Marine Fish Babies Growing at CMA!
          1/10/2009 Piglet Squid
          7/14/2008 One In A Million