The Ocean Science Lecture Series 2011

The Ocean Science Lecture Series provides a forum for the community at large to learn about Harbor Branch's most recent discoveries directly from the scientists who made them.

Lectures are held in the auditorium of the Johnson Education Center on the Harbor Branch campus, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce. "In-Season" weekly lectures (January through March) are at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., followed by a meet-the-speaker reception. "Off-season" lectures (April through December) are at 7:00 p.m. only unless otherwise noted. There is no charge to attend.

If you are interested in sponsoring a lecture, or if you have any questions about the Ocean Science Lecture Series, please contact Jill Sunderland at 772-242-2506, or email at education@hboi.edu.

Click on the lecture titles to see more information about specific lecture topics.

January 12: Fraser Dalgleish - Sensing the Future for Ocean Exploration: The Latest in Advanced Optical Sensors and Persistent Presence Platforms

January 19: Jim Masterson - Friends in Low Places: Galapagos 2010 Adventure with the Friends of Harbor Branch

This 2011 lecture is available online via streaming video. Click here to view video.  

January 26: John Scarpa & Shirley Pomponi - From the Indian River Lagoon to the Red Sea

February 2: Peter McCarthy - Microbes in Sponges: Who? What? Why? Where? When?

February 9: Megan Davis & Marty Riche - Know Your Seafood: Aquaculture Myth Busters

February 16: Brian Lapointe - Secrets of the Sargasso Sea

This 2011 lecture is available online via streaming video. Click here to view video.  

February 23: Dennis Hanisak - Shifting Baselines: Water Quality In the Central Indian River Lagoon

This 2011 lecture is available online via streaming video. Click here to view video.  

March 2: John Reed - Deep Water Coral Reefs: Oases of the Ocean: Recent  Discoveries and Conservation

This 2011 lecture is available online via streaming video. Click here to view video.  

March 9: Lee Frey - Exploring the Peru-Chile Trench

March 16: Shirley Pomponi - Exploring Inner Space

April 13: Margaret Leinen, HBOI Executive Director - Our Changing Oceans

This 2011 lecture is available online via streaming video. Click here to view video.  

May 25: Al & Patricia Dove, Georgia Aquarium - Motions in the Ocean

June 8: Bob Hickerson, Maria Andreu and Pamela Schofield - Lionfish, A Perfect Invader?

July 20: Vincent Encomio, Florida Oceanographic Society - Oyster Restoration Efforts on the Treasure Coast

August 24: George Burgess, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida - We Hardly Knew Ye: The Decline of Atlantic Sawfishes

September 7: David Pawson, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution - A Distant Mirror: Deep-Sea Research Onboard the Albatross 100 Years Ago

October 12: Ellen Prager, Earth2Ocean, Inc. - Sex, Drugs, and Slime: The Oceans' Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter

November 16th: Harbor Branch Turns 40: Our History and Future Coming Together

December 7th: Sarah Frias-Torres, Ocean Research & Conservation Association - The Secret Life of Goliath Groupers

To view last year's (2010) Ocean Science Lecture Series topics, CLICK HERE.

Last Modified 1/14/14