Bigelow Laboratory's Café Scientifique gatherings are informal conversations about ocean exploration, scientific discovery, and current issues in scientific research. They are free and open to the public. The 2011 summer series is being held on Tuesday evenings, June 28 through August 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Beer, wine, and sodas are available for purchase. The Laboratory has been part of the international Café Scientifique movement since the 1990s.
Come join the conversation!
June 28 ~ Dr. Cindy Heil, Bigelow Laboratory
And the Sea Turned to Blood: Red Tides, Harmful Algae, and Toxic Phytoplankton
July 5 ~ Dr. Hwan Su Yoon and Dr. Willie Wilson, Bigelow Laboratory
Life and Death in a Drop of Seawater: Survival Strategies of the Planet’s Smallest Predators
July 12 ~ Dr. Graham Shimmield, Bigelow Laboratory Executive Director
Half-Lives in the Sea: Why Are the Oceans Radioactive?
July 19 ~ Dr. Ben Twining, Bigelow Laboratory
Don’t Kill the Messenger: Deciphering Ocean Chemistry By Analyzing Its Microbial Residents
July 26 ~ Guest Speaker Eric Lax, Author
How Scientific Credit is Given, or The Mold in Dr. Florey’s Coat
Aug 2 ~ Guest Speaker David Shaw, Managing Partner, Black Point Group
The Sargasso Sea Alliance: A Pioneering Effort in High Seas Ocean Conservation
Aug 9 ~ Dr. Barney Balch, Bigelow Laboratory
Voyages of Discovery: Polar Phytoplankton, Climate Change, and the “Global Squeeze Play”
Aug 16 ~ Dash Masland, M.S., Bigelow Laboratory
Expedition Granted! National Geographic, DNA Dietary Studies, and Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals
Aug 23 ~ Dr. Nicole Poulton, Bigelow Laboratory
Sea Truth: Chasing the North Atlantic Bloom
Aug 30 ~ Guest Speaker Dr. Kevin Strange, Director and Professor, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
The Worm in Us All: What Our Primitive Ancestors Tell Us About Human Disease and Aging