Monday, May 23, 2011

Live Webcast Aquarium Lecture: Ten Amazing Years of Ocean Exploration - The Census of Marine Life with Dr. Paul Snelgrove, Memorial University

On May 24, 2011, Dr. Paul Snelgrove gave a free lecture as part of the Aquarium Lecture Series. Details are below. Get the full schedule of upcoming lectures and register to attend them online here.

Ten Amazing Years of Ocean Exploration: The Census of Marine Life (book signing)
Dr. Paul Snelgrove, Memorial University, Newfoundland
Harborside Learning Lab at the New England Aquarium.
This lecture was live webcast here.

About the lecture
Over the 10-year course of the recently completed Census of Marine Life, a global network of researchers in more than 80 nations collaborated to improve our understanding of marine biodiversity past, present, and future. This talk will summarize the findings of a new book, Discoveries of the Census of Marine Life: Making Ocean Life Count, that explains the rationale behind the Census and highlights some of its most important and dramatic findings. It explores how new technologies and partnerships have contributed to greater knowledge of marine life, from unknown species and habitats, to migration routes and distribution patterns, and to a better appreciation of how the oceans are changing. Looking to the future, it identifies what needs to be done to close the remaining gaps in our knowledge and provide information that will enable us to better manage resources, conserve diversity, reverse habitat losses, and respond to global climate change.

About the Aquarium Lectures
The Aquarium has been providing free lectures and films by scientists, environmental writers, photographers and others since 1972. The Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free to the public through the generosity of the Lowell Institute, which has been providing funding for free public lectures at universities and museums since 1836. Get the full schedule of upcoming lectures and register to attend them online here.

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