Seymour Marine Discovery Center’s “Scientists saving The Oceans -- Virtual Expedition for Marine Science Enthusiasts” -- Ages Fifteen to Ninety (Plus) -- February 8th to 24th …
… Expedition 1 -- Protecting Dolphins and Whales from Oceanic Noise
Join us for this unique virtual expedition as we go behind the scenes with UC Santa Cruz’s Marine Mammal Physiology Project at Long Marine Lab to explore how Dr. Terrie Williams is racing to protect dolphins and whales from oceanic noise.
Facilitated live through Zoom, this expedition consists of six engaging 90-minute classes. Each class session includes live-streaming time with the staff and resident animals cared for by the Marine Mammal Physiology Project at UC Santa Cruz.
→ Interact with Long Marine Lab’s expert animal trainers and researchers to learn how they care for and train dolphins and seals to voluntarily participate in conservation science.
→ Observe team research in action and learn how new technologies are developed to investigate animals in the wild.
→ Understand how lab science underpins field research aimed at protecting narwhals and other marine mammal populations around the world.
SCHEDULE AND DETAILS:
From February 8th - 24th every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4:00pm (PST) with the following Topics on the dates below:
→ Monday, February 8th-- Marine Mammal Physiology Project goals, people, and animals
→ Wednesday, February 10th -- Resident animal identification, husbandry, and physical health
→ Monday, February 15th -- Resident animal mental health, enrichment, and training
→ Wednesday, February 17th -- Metabolic research and monk seal science
→ Monday, February 22nd -- Dolphin and whale science, data collection technologies
→ Wednesday, February 24th -- Lab science relationship to wild narwhal conservation
→ Limited to twenty participants for a quality experience.
→ We will interact through the Zoom Video, Audio and Chat Platform. You will need a Zoom-compatible device and access to reliable high speed internet (2[+] Mbps).
→ We recommend using a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer for the best viewing experience.
* Members receive priority registration.
HOW TO APPLY:
Complete and submit the online registration application form.
CONFIRMATION AND PAYMENT:
→ After submitting your registration application, you will be contacted within three business days to confirm enrollment (or placement on a waiting list).
→ Applicants will be asked to supply payment by credit card when confirming their registration.