Geology Lecture Series: The Extreme Life of the Sea

Friday  17 May  2019  6:30 PM    Friday  17 May  2019 8:30 PM
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Join us at SWOCC for the final geology lecture for this academic year, "The Extreme Life of the Sea: Amazing Ways Animals Live in Amazing Parts of the Ocean" with Dr Stephen Palumbi, Stanford University. In addition to the talk, representatives of the Charleston Marine Life Center will be present in the lobby starting at 6:30 pm and also after the lecture with some examples of extreme life of the sea for the audience to observe in person.
The talk on The Extreme Life of the Sea will focus on: What are the fastest fish in the sea? The deepest species? The hottest, coldest, oldest? The strangest family lives? The oceans are filled with a huge diversity of life, and species manage to live in virtually all habitats. There is the deepsea stop light fish with red search lights for finding prey – that only it can see. There are ice fish with special proteins that keep ice out of their blood, and are now used to keep ice out of your ice cream. This is a talk for everyone who wants to know the secrets of the sea. It is about the familiar – where Nemo finds a mate – and the unfamiliar – how do squid fly? It is about the extreme life of the sea. (Twitter hash tag ExtremeLifeOTC/
Geology Lecture Series talks are free and are held in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on Southwestern’s Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. For those not able to attend in person, this lecture will be Livestreamed and archived, with access from the College's web site at

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