Venue/Location: Bagdad Theater, 3702 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd, Phone: (503) 467-7521
Date: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 7:00 PM
OMSI Science Pub - Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans' Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter
Presented by Ellen Prager, PhD, Former Chief Scientist for the Aquarius Reef Base program in Key Largo, FL
Admission: $5 suggested cover charge
Science Pub is open to ages 21+, or minor with adult.
Doors open at 5:00pm. Most Science Pubs fill quickly, so come early to get a seat!
The ocean is full of many things…strange things…including octopuses that can shimmer into invisibility against the sea floor; the hagfish that ties itself into a knot to keep from suffocating in its own slime; the sea slug whose sexual encounters can truly turn into a dangerous liaison due to untimely cannibalism; and the strangely well-endowed male conch. At this Science Pub, marine scientist Dr. Ellen Prager, author of the new book Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime, will present stories and images from her book highlighting the strange cast of characters that inhabit the ocean’s depths. Find out how they are connected to society in everything from our food supply to the economy, jobs, and in biomedical research and biotechnology.
Ellen Prager, PhD, is a well-respected marine scientist and author, and is formerly the chief scientist for the Aquarius Reef Base program in Key Largo, FL, which includes the world’s only undersea research station. She is a freelance writer and consultant for clients such as the world-renowned Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami, the President’s U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, Microsoft Research, and Celebrity Cruise Lines. Dr. Prager has built a national reputation as a scientist and spokesperson on Earth and ocean science issues and has appeared on The Today Show and NBC News, Good Morning America, Fox News, CBS Early Show and News, CNN American Morning, Larry King, and The Weather Channel.
Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime will be available for purchase and signing by the author at this Science Pub.