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Discovery Lecture Series

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium proudly presents the Discovery Lecture Series on select Fridays from 7pm to 9pm.  
BurnafordFriday, December 2, 2022
7:00 - 9:00 PM

How to survive a shark attack: lessons from hagfishes

by Dr. Douglas Fudge,
Chapman University
Tickets available here: DLS Tickets
The hagfishes are a group of jawless fishes that are found in deep water in oceans around the world. In this talk, I will discuss the unusual lifestyle of the hagfishes, which involves burrowing into sediment to prey on invertebrates and to hide from predators, scavenging on carcasses, and thwarting fish predators with a unique flaccid body design and an ability to produce alarming amounts of fiber reinforced slime in a fraction of a second. I will also discuss current work on hagfish biodiversity as well as biomimetic efforts to produce materials that mimic the unique properties of hagfish slime.
Douglas Fudge is a professor of biology at Chapman University where he runs the Comparative Biomaterials Lab and works mostly on the biology of hagfishes. Dr. Fudge received a M.Sc. in Zoology from the University of Guelph and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of British Columbia.


The next 2023 Discovery Lecture dates are:
  • February 3Dr. Andres Carrillo, Antelope Valley College
  • April 7th - More Info Coming Soon!
  • October 6th - More Info Coming Soon!
  • December 1st - More Info Coming Soon!

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Post Date: Friday, May 1, 2020


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