McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216
276 Bicentennial Way
Middlebury, VT 05753
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Open to the Public

“The Extreme Life of the Sea and what it tells us about the future of the oceans”, a talk by Steve Palumbi, Prof. of Biological Studies at Stanford University and Director of the Hopkins Marine Station. 

This illustrated lecture based on the popular book The Extreme Life of the Sea, takes the audience to the absolute limits of the aquatic world—the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans. It dives into the icy Arctic and boiling hydrothermal vents, and exposes the eternal darkness of the deepest undersea trenches to show how marine life thrives against the odds. It brings to life the sea’s most extreme species, and reveals how they succeed across the wide expanse of the world’s global ocean. We’ll also discuss how ocean adaptations can inspire innovative commercial products and how climate change and overfishing could pose the greatest threat yet to our planet’s tenacious marine life.  

Visit for more information.  Sponsored by the George B. Saul II Lecture Fund and Department of Biology.

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Shipley, Joanna
(802) 443 - 5438