The Extreme Life of the Sea

  • by BPC Staff
  • on March 18, 2014

This is going to be an informative and entertaining lecture about Dr. Steve Palumbi’s new book,  The Extreme Life of the Sea.  I’m reading it right now and its great!  Come to this lecture, learn about marine life, and meet the author.  Steve’s book will be available for purchase and he will be signing copies both before and after the lecture.  We will also hear about the upcoming Bio Blitz and Biodiversity Festival to be held March 28-29.  Hope to see you there.

Brian Baird, Director, Ocean and Coastal Program
The Bay Institute/Aquarium of the Bay

The Extreme 
Life of the Sea

Amazing Ways Animals Live
in Amazing Parts of the Ocean
Thursday, March 20
in the Bay Theater
at Aquarium of the Bay,
San Francisco
Reception: 5:30pm
Program: 6:30pm

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.