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).

IOCCP sensors
Talk Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 19:15 - 21:30
6 August 2015 – Measuring the carbon dioxide in the ocean – Jennifer Clarke Carbon dioxide is being emitted into the ocean primarily from burning fossil fuels, land use changes and cement production. With both atmospheric and...
Centrophorus squamosus
Talk Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 19:15 - 21:30
2 July 2015 – The secret world of deep-sea sharks – Christopher Bird You’re a mile down. It’s cold, dark and the pressure is crushing. The light from surface waters is almost a distant memory. There are no plants down...
Sea Turtle, copyright Greenpeace / Marco Care
Talk Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 19:15 - 21:30
4 June 2015 – Our relationship with the sea – Emma Cavan Prior to the late 1800s, humans utilised the oceans for thousands of years to find new lands and to source food in sustainable ways. Technological development has...
Marine Life Talks
Talk Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 19:30 - 21:00
Due to unforeseen circumstances there will not be a Marine Life Talk this month Devotees of the Marine Life Talks may be interested in the following public talks taking place later this month: Pint of Science If you have ever wanted to combine...
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...

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