Join us for our monthly Scuba Club meeting! 

Members and guests are always welcome. 

See below for details:

 

When:  Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Time: 7pm - dinner, 8pm - program

Guest Speaker:  Dr. John Bruno, UNC Marine Biology Professor

Location:  Mimi's Cafe (see below for details)

 

Marine Ecology of the Galapagos System

The Galapagos Marine Ecosystem is very unique because it is an equatorial upwelling system.  Thus, it is far more productive than a typical tropical ecosystem and most the marine critters are things you'd normally see in a place like the California Channel Islands or Tasmania, e.g., penguins, many sea lions, Orcas, lots of whales, sea urchins and macro algae.  There is also enormous variability in space and time in upwelling (nutrient availability), productivity and water temperature.  We are using this variation to understand the role of these factors in structuring shallow subtidal communities

 

John Bruno, PhD.

John Bruno is a marine ecologist and Professor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  His research is focused on marine biodiversity, coral reef ecology and conservation and the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems.  John earned his Ph.D. from Brown University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University in disease ecology.  He is currently working primarily in Belize, the Bahamas, Cuba and the Galapagos Islands. 

 

John is an avid blogger and co-developer of the oceans website SeaMonster (www.theseamonster.net). 

 

LOCATION - Mimi's Cafe in Cary     click for Directions

We are very excited to be meeting at a Mimi's Cafe next to Cary Towne Center Mall.  Mimi's offers an extensive menu with  many delicious options ranging from $8-$15, and a full bar.  Even  better, they are reserving an entire room just for us!  For our event  they will offer a limited menu to speed food delivery while still making  the full menu available should you wish.

Please join us for a great presentation and an excellent dinner!






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