Science Sunday: The Unorthodox Whales


Sun, 07/19/2015 - 13:00

The Seymour Center will be hosting a science Sunday lecture on blue whales. UCSC Postdoctoral Scholar, Asha de Vos, will tell you all about the unorthodox Sri Lankan blue whales. These whales defy species norms by living in tropical waters year-round rather than migrating from the north pole to the south. While it may sound as if these whales get to vacation all year, they're actually living in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. This leads to ship strikes that can injure or kill these gentle giants. Join de Vos as she teaches the community about the importance of joining science and civic engagement to protect this one-of-a-kind blue whale population. This informative talk is recommended for ages 10 and older. Lecture passes available at admissions counter at noon. Doors open at 12:30pm.

Seymour Center, 100 Shaffer Rd., Santa Cruz.1pm-2pm. Free, with admission.

Photo by NOAA Photo Library on Wikimedia Commons.