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      November 12, 2019

      Tuesday   7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

      120 Ocean View Blvd.
      Pacific Grove, California 93950

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      Lecture: Exploring Earth’s final frontier: the Ocean’s Twilight Zone

      Come visit Hopkins Marine Station for a public lecture, hosted by the Friends of Hopkins. This is a FREE event, but you must RSVP.

      Exploring Earth’s final frontier: the Ocean’s Twilight Zone
      Dr. Kakani Katija, Principal Engineer, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

      Tuesday, November 12th, 7:30 PM, Boat Works Lecture Hall, Hopkins Marine Station

      The midwater region of the ocean is one of the largest ecosystems on our planet, yet remains one of the least explored. Little-known marine organisms that live midwater have developed fascinating life strategies that contribute to their evolutionary success, but we lack tools to quantify the interactions that midwater organisms have with their physical environment. The Bioinspiration Lab at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is working to address this need by pursuing a number of technology projects involving robotic platforms with novel imaging tools. Some of these projects have already contributed to our understanding of how giant larvaceans play a role in cycling of microplastics and carbon through food webs. In this talk, come with me on a journey of midwater exploration and discovery and learn how these technologies will begin to reveal life in our planet’s final frontier.

      Cost: Free - RSVP online at http://bit.ly/foh-rsvp, or call 831-655-6200. M-F, 9 AM – 5 PM. Please RSVP by Friday, November 8th

      Categories: University & Alumni | Science

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