Explore the fascinating world and interesting adaptations of northern elephant seals during the SEYMOUR CENTER’S VIRTUAL ELEPHANT SEAL CELEBRATION WEEK.
Special At-home Activities, Lectures, and Interviews with Scientists will reveal natural history, migration strategies, and allow participants to immerse themselves in elephant seal science at UC Santa Cruz.
Virtual Elephant Seal Celebration Week Activities will be available for viewing and download February 21st - 27th. Highlights of this exceptional and educational presentation include the following:
→ Science Sunday with Rachel Holser, Ph.D. // Sunday, February 21st from 1:30pm - 2:30pm (PST)
Join us online for a special Elephant Seal Celebration Week Science Sunday on Sunday, February 21st, at 1:30pm (PST) to learn more about northern elephant seals with Rachel Holser, Postdoctoral Researcher with the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz.
→ Listening to Elephant Seals with Caroline Casey, Ph.D. // Tuesday, February 23rd from 11:00am - 11:45am (PST)
Discover the unique noises and behaviors of northern elephant seals as we listen to sound recordings captured from the field. Learn how researchers analyze the vocalizations to better understand these marine mammals.
→ Labside Chat with Jessica Kendall-Bar, Ph.D. Candidate // Thursday, February 25th from 11:00am -11:45am (PST)
Tune in for an exclusive Elephant Seal Celebration Week Labside Chat to explore the brain function and sleeping patterns of marine mammals, including northern elephant seals. Join us as we talk with Jessica Kendall-Bar from the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz at 11:00am (PST). For more information and to livestream the conversation for free, please visit: seymourcenter.ucsc.edu/learn/ongoing-education/labside-chats.
→ “LIVE” from Año Nuevo Natural Reserve with Patrick Robinson, Ph.D. // Friday, February 26th from 11:00am -11:45am (PST)
Travel to Año Nuevo Natural Reserve for a behind-the-scenes look at one of the University of California’s thirty-nine natural reserves. Managed by UC Santa Cruz and famously known as one of the largest breeding colonies of northern elephant seals in the world, the reserve is rich with wildlife diversity and cultural resources. Join us as we learn more about the reserve, current elephant seal science, and log observations from the field with Patrick Robinson, director of Año Nuevo Natural Reserve.
More information is available at: https://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu/learn/family-activities/family-events/#elephant-seal
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