The final OMSI Science Pub of 2011 takes place this Monday, December 5 at 7pm – the topic: Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans’ Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter.
The ocean is full of many things…strange things…including octopuses that can shimmer into invisibility against the sea floor; the hagfish that ties itself into a knot to keep from suffocating in its own slime; the sea slug whose sexual encounters can truly turn into a dangerous liaison due to untimely cannibalism; and the strangely well-endowed male conch.
Presenter Ellen Prager, PhD is a marine scientist, formerly the chief scientist for the Aquarius Reef Base program in Florida. She’s also the author of the new book Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans’ Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter, which will be available for sale (and signing by the author) at the Science Pub.
This science pub takes place at the Bagdad Theater (3702 SE Hawthorne) from 7pm until 9pm, but arrive early (5pm doors open) to secure your beer, grub, and a seat! There’s a $5.00 suggested donation/cover charge. Minors with adults are welcome, otherwise this event is 21 and over.