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Discovery Lecture Series


Cabrillo Marine Aquarium proudly presents the Discovery Lecture Series on select Fridays from 7pm to 9pm.  
 
Shana GoffrediFriday, August 5, 2022
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Briny Bloodsuckers: Vampire invertebrates,
and their bacterial accomplices

by Dr. Shana Goffredi
Occidental College
 
 
 Bacteria in animal digestive systems play critical roles in the exchange of nutrients and digestion of food, and thus contribute to the health and survival of the host. Yet virtually nothing is known about the influence of internal bacteria on the immense success of blood-feeding marine invertebrates. Read more...





SAVE THE DATE!

The remaining 2022 Discovery Lecture dates are:

  • October 7, 2022
  • December 2, 2022

  • Lectures will be in person at the Aquarium, and live-streamed, beginning at 7:00 pm

     
    Lecture Archives 2014 - 2022

    June 3, 2022: Dr. Austin J.W. Hendy, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Palos Verdes Underwater: A Paradise 150 Million Years in the Making
    To watch a video of the lecture click here

    April 1, 2022: Dr. Mario Espinoza, Universidad de Costa Rica
    Turning the Tide for Sharks and Rays in Costa Rica

    February 4, 2022: Rachel McPherson, Port of Los Angeles
    The Port of LA-Protecting Rich Habitat in North America’s Busiest Seaport

    December 3, 2021: Dr. Marah J. Hardt, OceanInk LLC
    Sex in the Sea: The weird and wonderful ways animals reproduce in the ocean, and why that matters

    October 1, 2021: Dr. Yannis Papastamatiou, Florida International University
    The Secret Social Lives of Sharks

    August 6, 2021: Dr. Edie Widder, Ocean Research and Conservation Association
    Here Be Monsters: Exploring the Edge of the Map

    June 4, 2021: Dr. David A. Ebert, Pacific Shark Research Center / Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
    Searching for “Lost Sharks”
    To watch a video of the lecture click here

    April 9, 2021: Dr. David Cummings, Point Loma Nazarene University
    Just say no to drugs: The spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria into our coastal wetlands
    To watch a video of the lecture click here

    February 5, 2021: Dr. Andrew Leising, NOAA Southwest Fisheries
    Marine Heatwaves of the North East Pacific: Will “Blobs” be the new normal?
    To watch a video of the lecture click here

    December 4, 2020:Dr. Jayson Smith, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    Rocky Intertidal Ecosystems in Urbanized Southern California: Long-term Change, Human impacts, and Management
    To watch a video of the lecture click here

    November 6, 2020: Dr. Nicole Bonuso, CSU Fullerton
    Bringing Dark Data in the Light, One Shell at a Time
    To watch a video of the lecture click here

    October 2, 2020: Dr. Nina Bednarsek, SCCWRP

    The Risks of Climate Change on the Most Vulnerable Species and Ecosystems
    To watch a video of the lecture click here

    February 7, 2020: Dean Pentcheff and Dr. Regina Wetzer, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Biodiversity in Our Ocean — A Natural History Museum Vision
    To watch a video of the lecture click here 

    December 6, 2019: Dr. Brian Livingston, California State University, Long Beach
    Sea Star Wasting: Does environmental stress lead to an autoimmune response?
    To watch a video of the lecture click here

    October 4, 2019: Dr. Chuck Kopczak, California Science Center 

    Sex and Kelp and Science Ed – Confessions of a Kelp Addict
    To watch a video of the lecture click here

    August 2, 2019: Dr. Jason Keller, Chapman University
    Exploring "Blue Carbon" in California Salt Marshes
    To watch a video of the lecture click here

    June 7, 2019: Dr. Barbara Taylor, Southwest Fisheries Science Center
    An urgent message from Mexico’s vaquita porpoise: protect me, protect life (yours included)
    To watch a video of the lecture click here

     April 5, 2019: Shelly Moore, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP)
    There is a great future in plastics: So what’s the big (and little) deal?
    To watch a video of the lecture click here

    February 1, 2019: Dr. John Dorsey, Loyola Marymount University
    Teaming with Nature in Managing Urban Runoff: More Bang for the Buck!
    To watch a video of the lecture click here

    December 7, 2018: Dr. Ian Fenty, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Warming oceans, melting ice, and rising seas
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.
     
    October 5, 2018: Dr. Craig Stanford, USC
    Beautiful Minds: Dolphins, Apes and the origins of Human Intelligence
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.

    August 3, 2018: Dr. Ted Cranford, San Diego State University
    "That's Impossible!" Cetacean Heads are Vibroacoustic Antennas

    June 1, 2018: Dr. Christine Whitcraft, California State University, Long Beach
    Designing solutions to restore wetlands in a time of change
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.

    April 6, 2018: Dr. Karen Martin, Pepperdine University

    Surf, Sand, and Silversides: Research and Outreach with California Grunion
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.
     
    February 2, 2018: Dr. Kevin Lafferty, US Geological Survey and UC Santa Barbara
    Parasites and food webs
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.

    December 1, 2017: Dr. John O. Dabiri, Stanford
    Do Swimming Animals Mix the Ocean?
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.

    October 6, 2017: Dr. Bengt J. Allen, California State University, Long Beach
    Ecological Consequences of Thermal Stress on Wave-Swept Shores: Insights from a Model Ecosystem
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.

    August 4, 2017: Dr. Branwen Williams, Claremont McKenna College
    Arctic climate, as documented by algal rocks
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.

    June 2, 2017: Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
    Advances in beach water quality monitoring
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.
     
    April 7, 2017: Dr. Kristy L. Forsgren, California State University, Fullerton
    Ovaries, Testes, and Copulatory Structures – Oh My! The Importance of Understanding Reproduction of Fishes
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.

    February 3, 2017: Dr. Larry G. Allen, California State University, Northridge
    The Return of the Kelp Forest King
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.

    December 2, 2016: Dr. Dan Pondella, Occidental College and Southern California Marine Institute (SCMI)
    Beyond Big Fish, Restoring the Southern California Rocky Reef Ecosystem
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.

    October 7, 2016: Dr. Patrick J. Krug, California State University Los Angeles
    Hugs and drugs from sea slugs
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.

    August 5, 2016: John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research
    The amazing underwater world of blue and humpback whales: new tags provide insights into their lives and the threats they face
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.

    June 3, 2016: Dr. Jeff Armstrong, Environmental Supervisor, Orange County Sanitation District-Ocean Monitoring Program
    Sewers to Sanddabs: Profiling Orange County Sanitation District’s Ocean Monitoring Program
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.

    April 1, 2016: Dr. Ann Bull, Chief of Environmental Sciences Section Pacific Region, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
    Outlook on the Outer Continental Shelf for Offshore Energy
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.

    February 5, 2016: Mike Schaadt, Director of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
    The Vast Frontier: Tales From the Darkside
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.
    For teacher resources related to this lecture click here.

    December 4, 2015: Dr. Steve Gaines, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara
    The Future of Food from the Sea
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.

    October 2, 2015: 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
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.
    For teacher resources related to this lecture click here.

    August 7, 2015: Kelly Stromberg, Catalina Sea Ranch
    Aquaculture: The Fight for our Local Seafood
    To watch a video of the lecture click here.
    For teacher resources related to this lecture click here.

    May 8, 2015: Dr. Bill Patzert, Climatologist, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    California Drought: Are We In or Out?
    To watch a video of this lecture click here.
    For teacher resources related to this lecture click here.

    April 3, 2015: Dr. David Caron, USC
    Harmful Algal Blooms Along the California Coast: Their Ecosystem Impacts and Our Present Understanding
    To watch a video of this lecture click here.
    For teacher resources related to this lecture click here.

    February 6, 2015: David Helvarg, Executive Director of Blue Frontier
    "The Golden Shore - California's Love Affair with the Sea"
    To watch a video of this lecture click here.
    For teacher resources related to this lecture click here.

    December 5, 2014: Dr. Shana Goffredi, Occidental College
    The Universe Below: Explorations of Life in the Deep Sea
    To watch a video of this lecture click here.
    For teacher resources related to this lecture click here.

    October 3, 2014: Dr. Richard F. Ambrose, UCLA
    Tides of change: Past trends in rocky intertidal communities and prospects for the future
    To watch a video of this lecture click here.
    For teacher resources related to this lecture click here.

    August 1, 2014: Dr. Shawna Dark, CSU Northridge
    Unearthing The Historical Wetlands of Southern California
    To watch a video of this lecture click here.
    For teacher resources related to this lecture click here.

    May 9, 2014: Dr. Chris Lowe, CSU Long Beach
    Return of the big marine predators to California waters: a sign things might be getting better
    To watch a video of this lecture click here.
    For teacher resources related to this lecture click here.

     

     
     
     


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