The Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series features engaging presentations during June and July on research conducted worldwide by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.
Reserve a spot for these lectures at the number or email provided below. Cost is $8 general admission and $5 for educators.
June 11: 135 Years of Global Ocean Warming
Dean Roemmich, Scripps physical oceanographer will be presenting a new study comparing past and present ocean temperatures reveals the global ocean has been warming for more than a century. He'll describe how warm our oceans are getting, where all that heat is going and how this knowledge will help scientists better understand Earth’s climate.
Attendees will also learn how scientists measured ocean temperature during the historic voyage of the HMS Challenger (1872-76) and how today’s network of ocean-probing robots is changing the way scientists study the seas.
July 9: Local Legends: The Leopard Sharks of La Jolla Shores
Andy Nosal, Scripps Ph.D. will teach you all about leopard sharks, who are known for swarming to La Jolla Shores during the summer. Contrary to popular belief, these sharks–97 percent of which are pregnant females–are not giving birth or mating during their stay. What exactly are they doing here? Nosal is here to tell you.
Discover what gadgets Nosal uses to track the sharks and learn what makes La Jolla the animals' preferred hang out. Find out why this shark population is particularly vulnerable and how the local no-take marine reserve protects it.