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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 BranchThis 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 SeaThis 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 LagoonThis 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 ConservationThis 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 OceansThis 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
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.