Marine Life Talk – 4 November 2010

Marine Life Talk – 4 November 2010

Deep sea ridge biology by Claudia Alt

Deep-sea invertebrates on the Mid-Atlantic ocean mountain range - as part of the Census of Marine Life, Claudia is investigating benthic fauna of the Mid-Atlantic ridge within the vicinity of the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone.

Following on from work undertaken during the past four years on three research cruises on board the RRS James Cook, she will be presenting early findings of her work along with video footage from the deep sea obtained using the remotely operated vehicle Isis.

Claudia Alt obtained a BSc in Zoology from the University of Aberdeen and then went on to work as a research assistant at the University’s Oceanlab facility, where she developed a passion for deep-sea biology. Following this she obtained a PhD position at NOCS where she is now in her third year of study.

Next Talk

2 December - SeaWatchSW Marine Wildlife Survey by Alice Jones

Free admission – these talks are open to the public

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.

Arrangements for wheelchairs must be made in advance. Unless it is possible to descend via the stairs in an emergency, access to upper floors cannot be permitted as lifts are automatically immobilised when the fire alarm is activated.

The National Oceanography Centre is reached via Dock Gate 4 (between Southampton’s Town Quay and Ocean Village).

Event dates: 
Thursday 4 November 2010 - 19:15 to 20:30