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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Livestream

Take a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, get carried away on the words and pictures of California marine explorer and conservationist Marc Shargel on Friday, May 8. Join him for underwater adventures along the California Coast, from Oregon to Mexico, from Humboldt and Mendocino Counties to the Channel Islands, including remote dive sites in Big Sur. Marc's talk will conclude in Monterey Bay, using dive sites in Shargel’s backyard to show how the recent proliferation of sea urchins has caused a major ecosystem shift in kelp forests from Monterey to Mendocino.

6:30 Gather in the online auditorium at


casual conversation with Marc Shargel, photographer and conservationist and Chelsea Prindle, manager of the MBNMS Exploration Center

7:00 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea; photograpy, ecology and story telling

with Marc Shargel

7:45 Q&A with Marc Shargel Moderated by Chelsea Prindle

8:15 Conclusion

Join us online as Chelsea Prindle, manager of the The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, introduces Marc for a 45 minute talk that will include over 100 original photographs displaying the strange beauty just beneath the waves. Following the talk, Shargel will answer questions from the audience. Signed copies of Shargel’s four published books, including the three gorgeous Wonders of the Sea coffee-table books, will be available for online purchase.

Please let the Sanctuary Exploration Center know you plan to attend by email to explorationcenter@noaa.gov. For questions or more details, email the Sanctuary Exploration Center or phone Living Sea Images at 831-335-4849.

The public is welcome to join us. There is no charge. We advise guests to log into our online auditorium at 6:30 to have any technical issues worked out before the presentation begins at 7:00. Please email the Sanctuary Exploration Center at explorationcenter@noaa.gov to let them know you plan to attend.

Friday, 05/08/20


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