The Extreme Life of the Sea
7:00 pm Wed, May 7, 2014
Venue: Harvard Museum of Natural History
24 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Drawing on his newest book, The Extreme Life of the Sea, marine scientist Stephen Palumbi will explore spectacular life forms, such as blind zombie worms, ageless jellyfish, and the unicorn-like narwhal, that thrive at the ocean's most brutal limits. From the icy Arctic to boiling hydrothermal vents and pitch-dark trenches, Palumbi looks at extreme habitats and considers how humans may be driving dramatic changes in the ocean's ecosystem.