Glow, Baby, Glow! Marine Life Lights Up the Oceans
Many kinds of animal glow in the dark. Have you ever wondered why? How is it possible for some animals to glow while us humans cannot? In this talk we will explore stories of animals in the oceans that glow and the reasons why such a phenomenon exists.
Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series in Austin, Texas. The talk will be held outdoors at Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703. Here’s the schedule for this month’s event:
- 7:00 pm: Food and displays of local animals and plants found at Brackenridge Field Laboratory will be available.
- 7:15 pm-7:45 pm: Guided tour of the field lab (wear sturdy shoes and bring water)!
- 7:30 pm: Kid’s activities start! Meet with our children’s division for fun activities designed for all ages.
- 8:00 pm: Settle in, because the talk begins now!
UT biologists team up to answer your most burning questions regarding corals and the ecosystem they help create and support…
Join us for a riveting exploration into coral biology, current threats facing corals, insights from current research, and of course, gratuitous photos and videos of awesome coral reef events!
Deep Sea Exploration
People seeking challenges have a tendency to look up into the sky more than below their feet. This is perhaps why the deep ocean largely remains a mystery. I will review the methods currently used for deep-sea research, tell some stories from my personal experience, and tell about our recent discovery at 3000 ft depth that is perhaps the best illustration of the unexpected things that can be found down there.