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Seymour Center Science Sunday

April 18, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Seymour Center Science Sunday

Conservation Physiology in Marine Mammals: Predicting Vulnerability in Threatened Cetacean, Pinniped, and Sirenian Species

Each year, marine mammals are exposed to increasing levels of disturbance related to human activities in the marine environment. Whether it’s through competition for food, interaction with boat traffic, resource exploration, or a combination of these and other factors, the marine environment is rapidly changing in many regions. Working with Hawaiian monk seals, Florida manatees, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, and beluga whales, scientists have developed new methods for measuring the capacity of these animals to adapt to disturbance with the hope of better informing management and conservation practices.

Join Jason John, Ph.D., Science & Technology Policy Fellow, California Council on Science and Technology, to learn more about how marine mammals are responding to these changes.
Register in advance for the online Science Sunday webinar (required). Please register at least one hour prior to event start time. Registration closes at 12:30 PM PDT on Sunday, April 18, 2021. https://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu/learn/ongoing-education/science-sundays/
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 PDT; 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


April 18, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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