Dr. Stephanie Bush Support Scientist Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Pteropods are pelagic snails that have garnered considerable research on ocean acidification due to the susceptibility of dissolution in shell-bearing species. They can constitute an important food source for marine predators, including whales, seabirds, and some commercially important fishes. Due to their small size and planktonic lifestyle, however, their diversity and species distributions are not sufficiently known. While molecular methods are easing some of these challenges, the particular anatomy of pteropods still constrains the generation of a vouchered reference database. Date May 31, 2023 Time 11 AM PDT Location MBARI7700 Sandholdt RoadMoss Landing, CA 95039 Zoom Webinar option In-person attendance is only for MBARI staff at this time – virtual participation requires registration for the zoom webinar.