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Birch Aquarium Fall Evening Lecture: Probing the Deep Earth: Seeking the Source ofHawaiian Volcanoes


  • WHEN Monday, November 9, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
  • WHERE Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $5 - $8

Explore Earth’s mysteries through the Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series, presented monthly at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. From the atmosphere to the ocean abyss, join Scripps researchers on their paths to discovery in this acclaimed series.

"Probing the Deep Earth: Seeking the Source of Hawaiian Volcanoes" will be presented by Gabi Laske, Scripps geophysicist

The Hawaiian volcanoes are a classic example of the unique type of volcanic activity that occurs in the interior, rather than at the edges, of the earth’s tectonic plates. Learn how Scripps geophysicist Gabi Laske is investigating the hypothesis that these active volcanoes are fed by a super-heated plume from deep in the earth. Discover how long-term, ocean-bottom earthquake monitoring will allow Laske and her colleagues to find and image the plume that gives rise to this spectacular chain of volcanoes.

Perspectives lectures are intended for a lay audience. Birch Aquarium admission and parking are included. Light refreshments are available.

RSVP 858-534-5771


Past lectures air on UCSD-TV and broadcast to more than 16 million viewers via satellite and cable television. Archived lectures also can be found on YouTube. For more information, visit:

About Birch Aquarium at Scripps:
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and the Caribbean. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 400,000, including 45,000 school children.

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Photo of Birch Aquarium at Scripps perched on a bluff ove...

Above: Photo of Birch Aquarium at Scripps perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.


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