Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 19:30 to 21:00
Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Whales versus Worms - Who's Eating Whom?
Like a classic horror story, eyeless, mouthless worms lurk in the dark, settling on dead animals in the deep ocean and sending out green roots to devour their bones. But is this story real?!?! Join Sheila Byers, marine biologist specializing in polychaete worms, as she reveals the incredible recent discovery of zombie worms and the role they play in controlling the fate of whale falls and the cycling of large organic matter into the surrounding deep-sea community. From artificial experiments to fossils, the macabre saga continues.
Marine Biology Programs: The evening programs of the Marine Biology Section are held from January through April and September through December on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Unity Church at 5840 Oak Street (Oak at 42nd Ave), Vancouver. These programs are open to the public and members are encouraged to invite their friends. For more information and suggestions for future programs please contact the Program Co-ordinator Joan Lopez at 604-682-1617.http://www.naturevancouver.ca/events/marine_biology_programs