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Aquarium Lecture: Drugs from the Deep

Drugs from the Deep with Shirley Pomponi

When: Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Sponges use chemicals to defend against predators, communicate with other sponges, reproduce, and even prevent infections. These same chemicals are being studied for their potential use in treating human disorders and diseases.

Sponge researcher and ocean explorer Dr. Shirley Pomponi has made more than 300 dives in the Johnson-Sea-Link submersibles owned and operated by the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution at Florida Atlantic University, where Pomponi is a senior research professor.

Cost: $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.

Tickets: You can purchase tickets online for this lecture. You will need to select the option from the menu, correct time, and date on the following pages. Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students must call to RSVP (562)[masked], ext. 0

Parking in the garage is $8.

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This speaking engagement will be streamed live via the web. It's free and you can participate in the Q&A session at the end via Twitter. Times posted are in Pacific Time. Please note that if you tune in early, you may see either a placeholder image or another scheduled guest speaker engagement.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    ...think we can/will try to make it tonite. Thx again for host/post Jan. For our inner kids & now grown adults, luv wonderful stuff like this! Sat.Astronomy nite was a total galactic blast too :-)

    September 24, 2013

    • Jan R.

      Thanks, Gwenny! I'll be watching on the live stream, rather than attend in person. Please let me know what you think of the lecture tonight!

      September 24, 2013

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