A new Lunch & Learn series of presentations on fun and interesting subjects begins at the Fundy Discovery Aquarium at noon on Friday, May 11.
The presentations will take place approximately every two weeks and include a variety of guest speakers from around the world being Skyped in to the aquarium’s Dunn Science Theatre, which holds 218 people. Topics for the presentations will include marine mammal rescue, jellies, seahorses, marine mammal training, sharks, making ocean movies, seabirds and many more.
The Lunch & Learn series includes lunch and the lecture for $12, the lecture alone is free with aquarium admission. The lunches are available at noon with the lecture starting at approximately 12:20 p.m. The presentation will last for between 30 and 40 minutes, including a question period.
Lunch & Learn 1.0
The first event features Vincent Auger from the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Nova Scotia, who will speak about ROPOS (Remotely Operated Platform for Ocean Sciences), which is a series of vehicles and robots doing exploration under the ocean. ROPOS has operated in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans on 16 different support vessels from four countries in support of 85 science and engineering trips, 741 dives and 12,614 scientist-dives.
Lunch & Learn 2.0
Lindsaye Akhurst, manager of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre will be presenting at 12:15 p.m., via Skype. The rescue centre provides housing and care for ill, injured, or abandoned marine mammals which range from elephant and harbour seals, sea otters, sea lions, sea turtles, harbour porpoises and other cetaceans including killer whales.