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Deep Sea Secrets with Dr. Ed Clifton [Suspended, We'll Keep You Posted] (Closed)

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May 8: Oceanic Circulation – Friend and Foe

The circulation of ocean water is critical to the health of the ocean and to human well-being. Driven by variations in the reception of solar radiation across the globe, it influences climate and permits life to exist throughout the sea. It also generates dead zones, harmful El Niño events and vast concentrations of trash. This presentation explores the origins and nature of oceanic circulation, and how its consequences can be beneficial, destructive or revolting.

May 15: A Tale of Two Canyons

Submarine canyons remain among the most baffling large-scale features on the planet. Their origins and internal processes are shrouded in mystery. This lecture focuses on two familiar local submarine canyons: the contemporary Monterey Submarine Canyon and the ancient submarine canyon displayed in the rocks of Point Lobos. Each of these provides a different view of life and death in these enigmatic pathways to the deep ocean.


Tuition: $25.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Registration Closed


Fridays, May 8, 15 *10:00 - 11:00am* (2 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


H. Edward Clifton, Ph.D., is a geologist with strong ties to the ocean. After receiving his doctorate, he joined the U.S. Geological Survey where he served for 30 years.