“Science On The Sound” Speaker Series Starts Feb. 7th

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Highline Community College’s Marine Science and Technology Center (MaST), located on Redondo Beach in Des Moines (map below), is holding a “Science on the Sound” speaker series beginning Saturday, Feb. 7th.

“Science on the Sound” is a semi-monthly seminar that features experts discussing issues pertinent to the Puget Sound and the region.

Upcoming speakers for Science on the Sound include:

Feb. 7: Sea Otter Recovery
: Caroline Hempstead, who specializes in marine mammals at the Seattle Aquarium, discusses efforts to establish a permanent population of sea otters on the Washington coast.

Feb. 21: Oceans and Human Health
: Usha Varanasi, director of Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, discusses the importance of healthy oceans to our personal health and the health of our societies.

March 7: Puget Sound Octopus
: Learn the basics of octopus anatomy and behavior from Seattle Aquarium naturalist Giovannina Souers. She will also share stories about octopuses at the Seattle Aquarium.

March 21: Working the Sea, Writing the Sea: 
Writer and sailor Holly Hughes will share her experiences of living and working on the sea, as well as her writing and poetry.

Sponsored by: HCC’s Marine Science and Technology Center (MaST)

Here are the details:

WHAT: Science on the Sound speaker series

WHEN: Feb. 7 and 21; March 7 and 21, Noon to 1 p.m.


WHERE: Highline’s MaST Center is located on Redondo Beach in Des Moines; address: 28203 Redondo Beach Drive S., Des Moines, WA 98198.

INFO: www.highline.edu/mast/

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