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Free Public Event at Great Lakes Aquarium

Today we've only explored about 3 percent of what's out there in the ocean. Already we've found the world's highest mountains, the world's deepest valleys, underwater lakes, underwater waterfalls ...There's still 97 percent, and either that 97 percent is empty or just full of surprises. -David Gallo, Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Great Lakes Aquarium, in partnership with Minnesota Sea Grant, invites the public to participate in the Gustavus Adolphus College Nobel Conference "Our Global Ocean" Lectures as they are streamed live to the Aquarium in Duluth, Minnesota, on October 2 and 3.

World-renowned researchers in biogeochemistry, oceanography, deep-sea biology, molecular genetics, and coral ecology will speak to the theme "Our Global Ocean." For each lecture, a Minnesota or Wisconsin scientist, including Ralph Garono, Director of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, Amy Kireta, a researcher with the Natural Resources Research Institute and Joel Hoffman, a researcher with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will be on hand to explain how the Nobel lecturers' work relates to the Great Lakes.

Attending the lectures is free, but preregistration is required. To register, visit the Great Lakes Aquarium website, glaquarium.org, or contact Katie Fritz: kfritz@glaquarium.org or 218-740-2027.

The lectures will be streamed as follows:

October 2

10:00 a.m., Beyond Titanic: What's Left to be Discovered in the Deep Sea?
David Gallo, Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Mass. (Local Scientist: Ralph Garono, Reserve Manager and the Center Director of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, Superior, Wisc.)
1:00 p.m., Our Global Ocean Floor
Maya Tolstoy, Ph.D., Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, N.Y. (Local Scientist: Andrea Crouse, Integrated Bioscience graduate student at University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD))
3:00 p.m., Sushi and Satellites: Tracking Large Ocean Predators in the Blue Serengeti
Barbara Block, Ph.D., Tuna Research and Conservation Center, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Pacific Grove, Calif. (Local Scientist: TBD)
6:30 p.m., Mercury, Microbes, Mosquitoes, and More ...
William Fitzgerald, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Groton, Conn. (Local Scientist: TBD)

October 3

10:00 a.m., What Does Midwest Coal Have to do with the Price of Shellfish in Seattle? Understanding How Fossil Fuels Contribute to Ocean Acidification
Chris Sabine, Ph.D., NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean, Seattle, Wash. (Local Scientists: Amy Kireta, Research Fellow, UMD's Natural Resources Research Institute, and Betsy Welsh, Water Resources Science, UMD)
1:00 p.m., Red Sky at Morning: Ethic and the Ocean Crisis
Kathleen Dean Moore, Ph.D., Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon (Local Scientist: Joel Hoffman, Research Biologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Duluth, Minn.)
3:00 p.m., Coral Reefs in a Rapidly Changing Climate: Going, Going, Gone?
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Ph.D., Global Change Institute, University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus, Brisbane, Australia (Local Scientist: TBD)

Posted on September 26, 2012

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