Cabrillo Marine Aquarium


    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and Chicken of the Sea are jointly hosting a Discovery Lecture Series on select Fridays from 7pm to 9pm at the Aquarium in the John M. Olguin Auditorium.

Monthly lectures are also offered by Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the American Cetacean Society featuring 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, November 27, 2018 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Discovery Lecture Series
Warming oceans, melting ice, and rising seas

By Dr. Ian Fenty, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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NASA’s measurements of Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and ice show evidence of accelerating global warming. Increasing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere due to human activity have caused the oceans to warm and the polar ice sheets and high mountain glaciers to melt. Ocean warming, melting glaciers, and melting ice sheets are driving up global sea levels at a rate not seen since the end of the last ice age. In this presentation, I will review the evidence of ocean warming, ice melting, and global sea level rise, discuss current projections of future global sea level rise, and describe some current NASA research to study the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Dr. Ian Fenty received his Ph.D. in Climate Physics and Chemistry from MIT in 2010 and now works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a climate scientist. In his research Dr. Fenty collaborates with JPL oceanographers, glaciologists, and other scientists to reconstruct the circulation of Earth’s high-latitude oceans over the past two decades. In addition, Dr. Fenty is a co-investigator of NASA’s “Oceans Melting Greenland” mission.

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• Friday, December 7, 2018 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Friday, February 1, 2019 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Friday, June 7, 2019 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM