Marine Life Talks

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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 7pm, please arrive at 6.45pm to be met in Reception. National Oceanography Centre Southampton can be reached via Dock Gate 4 (between Town Quay and Ocean Village).

Thursday 2 February 2017 - 19:30
Plesiosaur paddle – a fossil hindfin of a plesiosaur during excavation (photo by Aubrey J Roberts) Thu, 2 February 2017 Prehistoric marine reptiles from the Arctic – from excavation to research Reptiles adapted to marine environments at present are limited to a few species which are...
Thursday 12 January 2017 - 19:30
Marine Life Talk Thu, 12/01/2017 – 19:30 Biodiversity and environmental protection of deep-sea habitats targeted for mining. Deep-sea mining is a brand new industry that is potentially on the horizon for...
Thursday 1 December 2016 - 19:30 to 21:00
The Black Bream Project 1 December 2016 – The Black Bream Project Speaker: Dr Matt Doggett Each year a relatively unknown but spectacular event occurs underwater off the Dorset, Hampshire and Sussex coasts and...
Thursday 3 November 2016 - 19:15 to 21:15
Secrets of the Solent 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...
Thursday 6 October 2016 - 19:00 to 21:30
Humpback whales 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...
Thursday 1 September 2016 - 19:30 to 21:00
Corals 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 reefs have been hitting the...
Thursday 4 August 2016 - 19:30 to 21:00
Marine Life Talk – August 2016 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...
Thursday 7 July 2016 - 19:30 to 21:00
The supercontinent of Pangaea surrounded by an ocean of changing pH 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...
Friday 3 June 2016 - 09:15 to 20:30
Capturing our Coast 3 June 2016 – Capturing our Coast: Empowering citizens to do extraordinary science on spectacular shores Speakers: Dr Katrin Bohn and Ms Abbi Scott – Capturing our Coast (‘CoCoast’) is a...
Saturday 21 May 2016 - 10:00 to 16:30
National Oceanography Centre Open Day 2016 Saturday 21 May 2016 10.30 am - 4.00 pm (last entry 3.30 pm) For one day of the year the centre opens it's doors to the public, giving a unique view into the ground breaking science and...