The Making of a Marine Mammal: Online Talk with Nancy Treneman
October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join marine biologist Nancy Treneman, of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, to take a closer look at marine mammals. This is a virtual program. RSVP below to receive the Zoom link for the event via email.
Description: Land vertebrates have returned to the water over and over again in the evolutionary history of life on Earth. From the giant Ichthyosaurs of the Mesozoic to the small quick-as-a-flash sea otter of the present day, air breathing animals have evolved to make the ocean their own. This seminar will explore what it takes to make this transition from land to water, as a myriad of changes in anatomy, physiology, perception, and feeding are needed to make a marine mammal.
This is one of three Ocean Connections lectures on Marine Mammals. Check back on the Curry Public Library events page for upcoming programs on:
- Thursday, January 21 at 5:30pm Navigating the Soundscape: Trading Light for Sound- how marine mammals use sound for perception and communications
- Thursdays, February 18 at 5:30pm Fitting Marine Mammals into Place: the role of marine mammals in the ecosystem.
Photo: Nancy Treneman with image of the largest Sirenian, Cuesta’s Sea Cow, from 2 million years ago.