Frolic in the surf of oceanic discussion

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Does the laughable TV show “Surface” have you feeling dirty and in need of some actual oceanic ecological discussion to cleanse your palate? Are ye a Pirate looking to find out more about the great oceans upon which ye plunder, arrr? Are you a water based lifeform who wants to make sure the oceans can support your kind long enough to carry out your long term plans of conquering these filthy yu-mons? If you answered yes to any of these questions, or are just someone interested in discussions of the state of our oceans, then you might be interested in this.

Dr. Jeremy Jackson, one of the most prominent marine ecologists In the world, will discuss the state of the world’s oceans based on his Research on coral reefs, marine fisheries, and coastal and marine ecosystems. More than just an academic researcher, Dr. Jackson applies his skills as a communicator with his scientific knowledge to inspire action. For more information about Dr. Jackson’s innovative conservation efforts, including educational videos, see and

SCHEDULE: Friday, March 3
5:45-6:45 pm: Reception outside Welch 2.224, on the UT-Austin campus.
Exhibits. Refreshments!
6:00-6:45 pm: Special screening of the IMAX film “Coral Reef Adventure” in Welch Hall – 2.246.
7:00-8:00 pm: “Brave New Ocean” by Dr. Jeremy Jackson in Welch 2.224.
8:00-8:15 pm: Question and answer session.

9:00-???: secret meeting to discuss how we can repel the alien invasion. (location secret; if you do not know about this meeting then we probably suspect you of being one of THEM!)
The previous line is a joke. Maybe.

For maps, and more info, including a short video of Professor Jackson, see

WEBCAST: For those that cannot attend, the lecture will be broadcast live Over the Internet at 7:00 pm CST. Streaming video of the presentation will be available as well as the PowerPoint presentation. We recommend linking to The site 15 minutes early to allow time for downloading the presentation. You will be able to send questions to the speaker in real time. For more information about the webcast see:

The lecture series is presented by the University of Texas at Austin Environmental Science Institute and the Jackson School of Geosciences, and co-sponsored by ConocoPhillips and the SBC Foundation.

Information provided by The Environmental Science Institute’s Outreach Lecture Series staff

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