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Virtual Science Sunday — Marine Mammals and Seabirds of the Southern Ocean

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Sun Jun 20 1:30pm - 2:30pm Ages: family friendly
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About Virtual Science Sunday — Marine Mammals and Seabirds of the Southern Ocean

Ryan Reisinger, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UC Santa Cruz

The Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica is home to a unique array of marine mammal and seabird species. Because the Southern Ocean is big, remote, and inhospitable to humans, we often rely on “biologging” technologies, such as satellite tracking, to learn about the ecology of these marine predators. Despite its remoteness, the Southern Ocean is not immune to the impacts of human activities. In addition to being impacted themselves, marine predators may be able to act as sentinels of these impacts.

Join Ryan and learn about the ecology of Southern Ocean marine predators, how we study them, how the Southern Ocean is changing, and what is being done to conserve this ocean wilderness.
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Register in advance* for the online Science Sunday webinar (required): https://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu/learn/ongoing-education/science-sundays/

*Please register at least one hour prior to event start time. Registration closes at 12:30 PM PDT on Sunday, June 20, 2021.
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Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them. Join us 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.

-Time: 1:30 PM; lectures are one hour long and include time for a few questions at the end.
-Location: Online; webinar preregistration is required.
-Recommended for ages 10 and older.

Virtual Science Sundays are free for Seymour Center members, and $10 per household for non-members. Please consider supporting the Seymour Center, and gaining free access to programs like Science Sunday, by becoming a member today: seymourcenter.ucsc.edu/get-involved/join
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