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).

Hydrothermal vent worms - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Talk Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 19:15 - 21:30
2 April 2015 – Deep-sea tubeworms and super-fast fossils – Magdalena Georgieva PhD student at Natural History Museum, London and University of Leeds Polychaete worms are multi-segmented, bristly worms that dominate almost all...
The physiology of climate change
Talk Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 19:15 - 21:30
5 March 2015 – The physiology of climate change: move, acclimatise, adapt or die – James Morris Physiology, the study of how life functions, can tell us great deal about how organisms are persisting in their current habitats. It...
Coloured coccolithophores
Talk Date: Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 19:15 - 21:30
5 February 2015 – Coccolithophores: microscopic algae with a global impact – Chris Daniels Coccolithophores are group of diverse, microscopic, single-celled algae found throughout the world’s oceans. They are unique because...
Marine Life Talks
Talk Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 19:15 - 21:30
CANCELLED –  Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Marine Life Talk scheduled for 4 December will not now take place. The next talk will be on 8 January 2015.  
Shark fishing
Talk Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 19:15 - 21:30
6 November 2014 – Francesca Trotman The importance of sharks in our ecosystems Concerns over the impact of shark fishing on the marine ecosystem are now being voiced worldwide. It’s an area that needs to be explored further, to save...

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