Lecture & LIVE Stream: Exploring the Sensory Biology of Sea Otters Through Cooperative Research

Charlie the Sea Otter

Charlie the sea otter with behavioral scientists Asila Ghoul and Colleen Reichmuth from UC Santa Cruz's Cognition & Sensory Systems Lab.

DON’T MISS this lecture and LIVE web stream!!!  It’s definitely going to be one of the coolest talks of the year at Aquarium of the Pacific.  Be sure to tune into the live stream if you can’t make it to Long Beach, CA.  There will also be a Q&A session at the end via Twitter (@AquariumPacific).


Where:
Aquarium of the Pacific Lecture & LIVE Stream
When: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 7-8:30PM Pacific Time
Exploring the Sensory Biology of Sea Otters Through Cooperative Research


In an effort to learn more about what types of sounds sea otters can hear when they are diving underwater, behavioral scientists from UC Santa Cruz’s Cognition & Sensory Systems Lab trained a sea otter named Charlie to participate in an underwater hearing test – one of the first ever to be conducted with a southern sea otter.  This amazing, year-long research program was made possible by the dedicated efforts of staff at UCSCAquarium of the Pacific, and Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation (SORAC) program.

Charlie the Sea Otter

Charlie the sea otter participating in one of the first underwater hearing tests ever conducted with a southern sea otter.

For more info on Charlie and UCSC’s Cognition & Sensory Systems Lab, check out one of our earlier posts, Sea Otters and Sound.

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