MIAMI—As the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science enters its 75th year of scientific discovery, it brings the South Florida community another great lineup of speakers on the latest scientific research and exploration of our planet during the 2018 Sea Secrets, a series of evening lectures designed for the non-scientific community. Each lecture will take place at the UM Rosenstiel School auditorium, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway on Virginia Key and begin with a reception at 6:30p.m. and program at 7:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, Jan. 23 UM Rosenstiel School Professor Martin Grosell will present his talk “In the Wake of an Environmental Disaster – Is There a Silver Lining?” in which he will discuss what was learned from the extensive research effort that took place following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. Grosell is the lead Principal Investigator and Director of RECOVER (Relationships of Effects of Cardiac Outcomes in fish for Validation of Ecological Risk).
Sea Secrets is made possible by Bank of America and additional sponsors; First National Bank of South Miami, William J. Gallwey III, Esquire, Sheryl Gold, the Shepard Broad Foundation, Key Biscayne Community Foundation, Joan McCaughan Fund, Melissa and Taylor White, the Wang Family, and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.
The lectures, which run through May 15, are free and open to the public and designed to provide insight and information about our planet to a non-scientific audience. Seating is limited and RSVP is required. To register for one or more lectures, go to the Eventbrite link listed for each speaker. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-421-4061. Winners of the Rosenstiel School Underwater Photo Contest will be announced during the May 15 lecture program.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 In the Wake of an Environmental Disaster – Is There a Silver Lining? at the UM Rosenstiel School auditorium, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key, beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the lecture at 7:00 p.m.
In his presentation, Grosell will discuss the impacts of the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. Extensive research efforts have not only characterized the damage to the biology in the Gulf of Mexico, but have also taught the scientific community about first response strategies for future oil spills and have provided extensive information about the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem—the spawning grounds for many open ocean fish species including tunas, billfishes and mahi-mahi of high economic and ecological importance. His work to quantify the impact of the oil spill has provided a wealth of new baseline information about the life of these majestic top predators and the role they play in open oceans.
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Hope to see you there!