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Antarctic Biological Hotspots in a Changing Climate with Lewes Public Library

Antarctic Biological Hotspots in a Changing Climate with Lewes Public Library

Join us for another offering in our Science and Society - Making Sense of the World Around Us lecture series.

Biological hotspots like coral reefs, seamounts, and upwelling regions are relatively rare in the ocean. Yet, these special places account for a large portion of ocean biodiversity and productivity How do they work? Antarctic biological hotspots lend themselves to intense study of their structure, function, and vulnerability to climate change, because they are less complex than their counterparts. This presentation explores the structure, function, and threats to a unique Antarctic hotspot using remote sensing, robotics, and animal telemetry in hopes of understanding the physical mechanisms that allow marine hotspots to exist, and whether or not climate will affect its existence.

Dr. Matthew Oliver is the Patricia & Charles Robertson Associate Professor of Marine Science & Policy, University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. His specialty is understanding how ocean physics shapes life in the ocean.

NOTE: this session is conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting. Instructions will be emailed to you the day before the presentation.

Basic written instructions for using Zoom may be found here and a brief video tutorial may be found here.

Saturday, May 30, 2020
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Lewes Library Zoom Meeting
Lewes Public Library
  Adults     Older Adults  
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