Above: Photo of Birch Aquarium at Scripps perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
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.
"Microbes of the Deep: Tiny Organisms with a Global Impact" will be presented by Lihini Aluwihare, Scripps ocean chemist
Investigations into the ocean’s role in the global carbon cycle, as well as other cycles essential to life, have taken on increasing importance as scientists strive to understand the potential impacts of global change. Join Scripps ocean chemist Lihini Aluwihare as she explains how her research is helping to quantify the interconnections between the biology, geology and chemistry of the oceans, and ultimately the planet.
Perspectives lectures are intended for a lay audience. Birch Aquarium admission and parking are included. Light refreshments are available.
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: http://ucsd.tv/oceanscience.
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.