Steve and Tony Palumbi at Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco

March 20, 2014 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Aquarium of the Bay
Aquarium of the Bay
2 Beach Street, San Francisco
California 94133

Palumbi_Extreme_jktThe Extreme Life of the Sea
Amazing Ways Animals Live in Amazing Parts of the Ocean

Thursday, March 20
Bay Theater at Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco
Reception: 5:30pm
Program: 6:30pm
Tickets are $10

Stephen Palumbi, Director of Hopkins Marine Station, talks about his new book – The Extreme Life of the Sea. What are the fastest fish in the sea? The deepest species? The hottest, coldest, oldest? The strangest family lives? The oceans are filled with a huge diversity of life, and species manage to live in virtually all habitats. There is the deepsea stop light fish with red search lights for finding prey – that only it can see. There are ice fish with special proteins that keep ice out of their blood, and are now used to keep ice out of your ice cream. This is a talk for everyone who wants to know the secrets of the sea. It is about the familiar – where Nemo finds a mate – and the unfamiliar – how do squid fly? It is about the extreme life of the sea.

This program is being held in collaboration with the San Francisco Chapter of the American Cetacean Society, and the Bio Blitz and Biodiversity Festival to be held March 28-29 by the National Geographic, the National Park Service, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Presidio Trust.

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