Marine Life Talks

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A series of monthly talks on marine conservation topics. These talks are open to the public and admission is free.

The Marine Life Talks are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm, please arrive at 6.45pm to be met in Reception. National Oceanography Centre Southampton can be reached via Dock Gate 4 (between Town Quay and Ocean Village).

Thursday 2 May 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00
Seahorse image – Lockwood The Beauty of Science What makes something beautiful? Tom Anderson has been working in biological oceanography for the last 30 years, developing computer models to study the role of marine biology...
Thursday 28 March 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00
Whale shark Madagascar: a new hotspot for endangered whale sharks Whale sharks are the world’s biggest fish and swimming with them is probably on your bucket list. They also are an endangered species on the...
Thursday 7 March 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00
Marine Life Talks Ocean optimism: Is there really hope for our seas? Public awareness of our oceans and the threats they face has probably never been as high as it is today. Just over a year ago, Blue Planet 2 kept...
Thursday 7 February 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00
Marine Life Talks Unfortunately, due to unforseen circumstances the February Marine Life Talk, which was to be held this Thursday 7 February, will not take place. Sorry to disappoint – next Marine Life Talk: 7...
Thursday 10 January 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00
Marine Life Talks Essex Native Oyster Restoration Initiative. Putting the Oysters back into Essex – Matt Uttley The Essex Native Oyster Restoration Initiative is an exciting collaboration, established in 2011,...
Wednesday 5 December 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Marine Life Talks PLEASE NOTE THIS TALK WILL TAKE PLACE ON A WEDNESDAY FOR THIS MONTH ONLY The Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative: Helping governments meet their marine conservation obligations The Global...
Thursday 1 November 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Ben Robinson Exploring the Antarctic Seafloor: why I spent three years on the frozen continent Antarctica is the coldest, windiest and most mountainous continent and the only continent with no indigenous...
Thursday 4 October 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Marine Life Talks Why the Galapagos is special The Galapagos is fascinating to everyone, famous for its association with Darwin’s evolutionary theory and amazing for marine scientists with its mixture of cold and...
Thursday 5 July 2018 - 19:00
Osborne Bay Marine flora and fauna of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight coasts Tim will  talk about the incredible marine flora and fauna of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight coasts, and how we can help to...
Thursday 7 June 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Tides cover TIDES: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean After nearly losing his 65’ wooden schooner in a large Alaskan tide, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White vowed to understand the tide. He knew the...