Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Ocean Science:

People friendly or just for the fish?

Ellen Prager, Ph.D.
Earth2Ocean, Inc.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Pacific Forum – 3:00 p.m.

Ocean scientists study, explore, and venture into, over, and across the sea. From their hard work we now have a better understanding of how the ocean flows, the amazing creatures that live within its depths, and its influence on climate. But too often the fascinating details we’ve discovered about the ocean are found only in the pages of scientific journals or as part of scholarly conferences. As a marine scientist passionate about public communications, Dr. Ellen Prager is collaborating with colleagues to bring ocean science to the public through books, television, innovative partnerships, and more. She’ll share a behind the scenes look at her successes, like a live interview on The Today Show while living in an undersea habitat or talking tsunamis to CNN’s Larry King, what she’s learned from her own mistakes, and the obstacles found while making ocean science not just for the fish. She’ll also bring copies of her latest book, Adventure on Dolphin Island (target age 8-12 years old), a fun fiction read that blends exciting adventure and ocean science.

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