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Science Sunday - Fishing For Conservation Solutions: Protecting Manta Rays from Our Seafood System

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Sun Jan 19 1:30pm - 2:30pm Ages: family friendly
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About Science Sunday - Fishing For Conservation Solutions: Protecting Manta Rays from Our Seafood System

Manta and devil rays are a group of charismatic and biologically fascinating ocean icons. Unfortunately, they also face enormous threats from wildlife trafficking, plastic pollution, and accidental entanglement in fishing gear. A unique collaboration of scientists, fisheries managers, and industrial tuna fisheries is out to document and understand this accidental manta and devil ray “bycatch,” and to develop conservation solutions to save these threatened ocean giants.

Join Melissa Cronin as she discusses her work on these incredible creatures, and explains how consumers can play a role in protecting these iconic species.

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Join the Seymour Marine Discovery Center on the third Sunday of every month (except December) for a public lecture from a marine scientist, who presents current research and topics in an entertaining and easy-to-understand format, with up-to-date photos, video, and discussion. Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them.

Lectures are one hour long and take place at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at 1:30 PM.
Doors open to the lecture hall at 1:00 PM.
Lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at 12:30 PM.
Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. No late seating.
Lectures include time for a few questions at the end.
Recommended for ages 10 and older.
Science Sunday is free with membership or admission to the Seymour Center. UC Santa Cruz undergraduate students receive free admission with valid student ID.
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