Marine Life Talks

Marine Life Talk Posters

A series of monthly talks on marine conservation topics. These talks are open to the public and admission is free.

The Marine Life Talks are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm, please arrive at 7.15pm to be met in Reception. National Oceanography Centre Southampton can be reached via Dock Gate 4 (between Town Quay and Ocean Village).

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Talk Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 19:15 - 20:30
4 February 2016 – The SERPENT project – Speaker: Dr Andrew Gates – Deep-sea research is multi-disciplinary, requiring large research vessels and cutting edge equipment, meaning many countries do not have their own deep-sea...
Dan Abbott
Talk Date: Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 19:15 - 20:30
7 January 2016 – Shark behaviour – Speaker: Dan Abbott – During the talk, Dan will introduce some of the biggest personalities he has ever met: sharks! He will also talk about at some of the other marine life in South Africa, such...
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Talk Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 19:15 - 21:30
3 December 2015 – Collections of Discovery – Speaker: Tammy Horton – Enthusiasm for the largest environment on earth, the deep sea and the creatures that inhabit it, is greater than ever, despite its remote and intangible quality...
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Talk Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 19:15 - 20:30
PLEASE NOTE – November's Marine Life Talk will break from tradition and take place on the second Thursday of the month – 12 November 2015 Evolution, climate and the fossil record: what plankton can tell us – speaker Anieke...
Marine Life Talk  – 1 October 2015
Talk Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 19:15 - 21:30
1 October 2015 – Characteristics, changes and challenges of the Arctic marine ecosystem Kyle Mayers The Arctic environment is undergoing a period of rapid change as it experiences the largest warming of any region in the world. Sea ice is...

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