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Canada Ocean Lecture: Marine Biodiversity and the Health of Canada’s Oceans

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Check out this free event, Thursday March 3rd, on marine biodiversity:

Marine Biodiversity and the Health of Canada’s Oceans

A free public talk and discussion, presented by Dr. Paul Snelgrove, Research Professor, Ocean Sciences and Biology, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 7:00 pm, SFU Vancouver Harbour Centre Room 1900, 515 West Hastings Street

Moderator: Dr. Arne Mooers, Professor, Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Oceans encompass more than 95 per cent of Earth’s biosphere, and their massive volume and remoteness ensure we will not fully quantify their biodiversity in our lifetimes. Human pressures on the ocean will almost certainly increase in the future, yet we have little understanding of the role that different species play in maintaining ocean health. Although charismatic and commercial species have attracted public concern, few consider the many other species that inhabit ocean environments and help to support us and the species we care about. Dr. Snelgrove will discuss the new tools and approaches that have revolutionized ocean sciences in the last decade, documenting new species, new environments, and new processes that create unprecedented opportunities to improve ocean sustainability.

To reserve your seat and for more information, click here.

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