Beneath the Pacific Ocean: A Visual Presentation | USF
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Fromm Hall, USF Main Campus | 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
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USF’s Center for the Pacific Rim presents “Beneath the Pacific Ocean” a visual presentation event. Stephen R. Hammond, chief scientist on NOAA’s Ocean Exploration program, will take you through his adventures exploring the spectacular animal communities and magnetically driven hot springs off the Indonesian islands full of biodiversity and beauty.
Jules Verne imagined what things looked like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; Dr. Stephen Hammond knows. Starting in the summer of 2010 the U.S. and Indonesia commenced a joint 5-year effort to explore the deep seas off Indonesian islands. Results from the first year are spectacular and include animal communities thriving among magmatically-driven hot springs at the summit of a large submarine volcano, and an abundance and diversity of deep corals never before seen. Biodiversity lives and runs deep.
Patrick Hatcher, Ph.D., Kiriyama Distinguished Fellow at the Center, will moderate.
Free and open to the public (Reservations recommended). For reservations please call (415) 422-6828.