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).

Secrets of the Solent
Talk Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 19:15 - 21:15
3 November 2016 – Secrets of the Solent; becoming involved in marine conservation locally Speaker: Owain Masters – A presentation about Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s new Heritage Lottery Funded project, Secrets of...
Humpback whales
Talk Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 19:15 - 21:00
6 October 2016 – Marine Conservation Efforts in Southern Mozambique Speaker: Francesca Trotman – Love the Oceans, founded in 2014 by University of Southampton graduate Francesca Trotman, is a non-profit marine conservation organisation...
Talk Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 19:15 - 21:30
1 September 2016 – PLEASE NOTE CHANGE TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED DATE – Being a coral nutritionist: How does the diet of a reef coral affect its health and ability to cope with rising temperatures? Speaker: Sabrina Rosset – Coral...
Marine Life Talk – August 2016
Talk Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 19:15 - 20:45
4 August 2016 – Using DNA to explore invasive species – how four letters open up a window into the world of the globe’s hitchhikers Speaker: Steven Bourne – Invasive species are a hot topic in the contemporary worlds of...
The supercontinent of Pangaea surrounded by an ocean of changing pH
Talk Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 19:15 - 20:30
7 July 2016 – Using a model to understand ocean acidification in the past and present Speaker: Ross Whiteford – Ocean acidification occurs when carbon dioxide enters the ocean. This is currently happening due to human activities, and...

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