Center for Marine Science

Planet Ocean Seminar Series


halanych.antarctica.jpgApr. 12, 2022
Stories from Antarctica and Future Directions for the Center for Marine Science
Dr. Ken Halanych

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Testing Innovative Strategies that May Lead to Coral Resilience and Recovery
Dr. Nikki Fogarty

monica jainNov. 02, 2021
Seafood Innovation:
Why It's Happening and Where It's Going
Monica Jain

c. benjamin namanSept. 14, 2021
Natural Western Medicine:
Drugs from the Land and Drugs from the Sea
Dr. C. Benjamin Naman


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Ocean, Inc.
New Ventures in the Blue Economy
Diane Durance

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Are Sharks Smart?
Diving into the Brain of Sharks and Their Relatives
Dr. Kara Yopak

dr. joseph long

Feb. 9, 2021
Understanding Coastal Hazards:
Past, Present and Future
Dr. Joseph Long

dr. michael tift

Apr. 13, 2021
Deep-Diving Marine Mammals:
What Can They Tell Us About Human Medicine?
Dr. Michael Tift


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The New Arctic Ocean
Dr. Till Wagner



Nov. 12, 2019
Book Signing and Lecture
Seacoast Plants of the Carolinas
Dr. Paul Hosier 

dr. ralph mead, uncwSept. 10, 2019
Man-Made Chemicals in the Environment:
Living in the Anthropocene
Dr. Ralph Mead


steve murphey, NCDMFCANCELED - Sept. 11, 2018
The NC Division of Marine Fisheries:
Adapting to Change
Steve Murphey

 wendy strangman, phdNov. 13, 2018
What are we missing?
“Omics," Toxins and Drug Discovery from Harmful Algal Blooms
Dr. Wendy Strangman

 steve murphey, NCDMFRESCHEDULED! - Feb. 12, 2019
The NC Division of Marine Fisheries:
Adapting to Change
Steve Murphey

steve murphey, NCDMFApr. 9, 2019
Marine Natural Products:
From Sea to Pharmacy
Dr. Paul Jensen


dr. greg rouseSept. 12, 2017
Quest for the Ruby Seadragon
Dr. Greg Rouse


roger shewNov. 14, 2017 From the River to the Deep Blue Sea
A Summary of the Ocean Economy and Benefits and Issues of Energy Exploitation
Roger Shew


dr. john morrisonFeb. 13, 2018
Ocean Observing: Who? What? Why?
Bonus Feature: Physical Oceanography Program (POCN)
and Satellite Oceanography Programs at UNCW
Dr. John M. Morrison 

dr. martin poseytroy alphinApr. 10, 2018
The Blue Crab: Beautiful Swimmer and Coastal Wolf
North Carolina's Most Valuable Fishery
Dr. Martin Posey and Mr. Troy Alphin


 dr andrea hawkesdr chad lane
September 13, 2016
Muddy Time Machines: Sediment Records of Environmental Change
and Sea Level Variability in the Carolinas
Drs. Andrea Hawkes and Chad Lane

dr martin poseydr ami wilburtroy alphin

November 8, 2016
Shellfish Aquaculture and Coastal Habitat Restoration:
Challenges & Unique Opportunities As We Move Into the Future
Drs. Martin Posey and Ami Wilbur and Mr. Troy Alphin

dr. mark luckenbachFebruary 7, 2017
Oysters in Chesapeake Bay: 
A Thirty-Year Retrospective on the Path to Recovery
Dr. Mark Luckenbach

dr. darren rumbold

April 11, 2017
Marine Pollution: Is It All Gloom and Doom?
Dr. Darren Rumbold


john morrisonSeptember 15, 2015
SOCAN: Sustained Ocean Color Observation from Satellites
Dr. John M. Morrison

dr. stephen skrabalNovember 10, 2015
What's In Our Oysters?
Metals and Organic Contaminants in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties

Dr. Stephen A. Skrabal

tracy skrabal

February 16, 2016
North Carolina's Coasts:
Current Challenges, Threats, and a Campaign to Protect and Restore

Tracy Skrabal

kara lavender lawApril 12, 2016
Plastics in the Ocean:
Floating Islands or Visible Threat?

Dr. Kara Lavender Law


deborah a moscaSeptember 17, 2013
Bringing Innovation to Light: Translating Marine Science into Products and Services
Dr. Deborah A. Mosca

frederick chesterNovember 12, 2013
The Challenge of Deep-Ocean Drilling to the Tohoku Earthquake Source

Dr. Frederick Chester

dr. carm tomasFebruary 11, 2014
Menhaden Killer in Delaware's Inland Bays Discovered!
Dr. Carmelo R. Tomas

dr. robert gagosianApril 8, 2014
Sea Level: Should I Worry?
Dr. Robert B. Gagosian

robert condonMay 20, 2014
Jellyfish Blooms May Not Be Increasing Globally
Dr. Robert H. Condon



dr. dylan mcnamara

February 12, 2013
Flood, Fortify or Flee: Linking Economics and Natural Coastline Dynamics
Dr. Dylan McNamara


dr. peter f. sale

March 13, 2013
Global Change, Tipping Points, and the Urgent Need to Act
Solving Our Global Environmental Crisis

Dr. Peter F. Sale

dr daniel g badenApril 23, 2013
The New MARBIONC Building
Dr. Daniel G. Baden



dr. marcia mcnuttSeptember 13, 2011
USGS Science: Making a Difference During the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Dr. Marcia McNutt

dr. terry hazenNovember 15, 2011:
Microbial Ecogenomic Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill -
New Insights to Old Problems

Dr. Terry C. Hazen

dr ami wilburFebruary 7, 2012:
Bigger, Better, Faster: Oyster Breeding and the Shellfish Research Hatchery
Dr. Ami E. Wilbur

dr. steve rossApril 17, 2012:
The World of Deep-Sea Corals:The Hidden Reefs
Dr. Steve W. Ross



dr. otis brownSeptember 14, 2010
Climate Change: Where Are We Now?
Dr. Otis B. Brown

dr.john rummelNovember 9, 2010
Mitigate, Adapt, or Suffer? Preparing North Carolina's Coasts for a Changing Climate
Dr. John Rummel

dr douglas gambleFebruary 8, 2011
Climate Change or Coastal Change? The Future of the Carolina Coast
Dr. Douglas Gamble

dr. larry cahoonApril 12, 2011
Responding to Climate Change: Exploring Future Scenarios
Dr. Larry Cahoon


 dr amanda southwoodSeptember 15, 2009
Diamonds in the Rough: Biology and Conservation of Diamondback Terrapins
Dr. Amanda Southwood

dr. jonathan copleyNovember 10, 2009
"Islands" in the Abyss: Exploring Life at Volcanic Vents on the Ocean Floor
Dr. Jonathan Copley

dr g brooks averyFebruary 9, 2010
Coffee, Collaboration and Climate Change: Marine Chemistry at UNCW
Dr. G. Brooks Avery

dr. j.glenn morris, jrApril 13, 2010
Changing Climate, Changing Oceans:Ciguatera, Vibrios and Other Emerging Disease Risks
J. Glenn Morris, Jr., M.D., M.P.H. & T.M.


spencer rogersApril 14, 2009
How the Beach Works
Spencer Rogers

dr. stanley riggsFebruary 10, 2009
North Carolina's Coast in Crisis: A Vision For the Future
Dr. Stanley Riggs

dr. thomas lankfordNovember 11, 2008
The Wrightsville Beach Nourishment Project: Implications for Surf-Zone Ecosystem Health
Dr. Thomas Lankford

dr. donald boeschSeptember 9, 2008
Climate Change and the Coast:What Are We in For?
Dr. Donald F. Boesch


nancy grindlayMay 13, 2008
The Risk of Tsunamis: Where, How, When?
Dr. Nancy Grindlay

d. wilson freshwaterMarch 11, 2008
Lionfish: King of the Offshore Jungle?
A Comprehensive Look at the Western Atlantic Lionfish Invasion

Dr. D. Wilson Freshwater

george keifferNovember 13, 2007
The Dolphin Cooperative:Discovering the Mammal Behind the Myth, the Science Behind the Smile
Mr. George Kieffer

 lorraine backerSeptember 11, 2007
Epidemiology at the Limits of Detection:Harmful Algal Blooms and Public Health
Dr. Lorraine C. Backer



 cindy lee van doverMay 15, 2007
The Top Five Deep-Ocean Discoveries in Recent Decades
Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover

nancy whiteMarch 13, 2007
Designing for Water Quality
Dr. Nancy White

lynn leonardNovember 28, 2006
Taking the Pulse of the Ocean: Coastal Ocean Observing in Southeast North Carolina
Dr. Lynn Leonard

mike mallinjames merrittOctober 24, 2006
Southeastern North Carolina Watersheds: Environmental Status, Impact and Trends
Dr. Michael Mallin & Dr. James Merritt



darwin's arch, galapagosMay 9, 2006
The Galapagos Marine Reserve: Islands of Change
Dr. John M. Morrison

william toddMarch 21, 2006
The NEEMO Project: How NASA Uses the Habitat Aquarius as an Analog for Space Exploration
William Todd

jeffrey wrightNovember 15, 2005
Undersea Treasure: The Promise of Marine Biotechnology
Dr. Jefferey L.C. Wright

samuel wilsonOctober 4, 2005
Oceans in Human Health
Samuel H. Wilson, M.D.


bess wardMay 3, 2005
Clues to Ocean Chemistry Found in Permanently Ice-Covered Antarctic Lakes
Dr. Bess Ward

richard lutzMarch 1, 2005
Voyage Into the Abyss
Dr. Richard A. Lutz

martin poseyNovember 16, 2004
Oysters - Not Just Food on a Half-Shell: Ecological Importance and Restoration of a Key Coastal Ecosystem
Dr. Martin Posey

richard satterlieSeptember 21, 2004
When Molluscs Fly
Dr. Richard Satterlie



conrad lautenbacherMay 4, 2004
NOAA's Ocean Sciences for the 21st Century
Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher

lora flemingMarch 2, 2004
Harmful Algal Blooms and You: It's a Bloomin' Nuisance
Lora E. Fleming, M.D., Ph.D.

john broadwaterNovember 11, 2003
Retrieving the Monitor: Marine Technology and Archaeology
Dr. John Broadwater

daniel g badenSeptember 9, 2003
Florida Red Tide: A Whiff, A Sniff and a Sneeze
Dr. Daniel G. Baden



william clearyMay 6, 2003
Migrating Inlets and Shifting Shorelines: The Fate of Southeastern North Carolina Beaches
Dr. William Cleary

joseph pawlikMarch 4, 2003
How the Spineless Protect Themselves: Chemical Warfare on Coral Reefs
Dr. Joseph Pawlik

roger hanlonNovember 12, 2002
Squid Pro Quo: The Behavioral Ecology of Cephalopod Predators in a Fish-dominated Ocean
Dr. Roger Hanlon

rita colwellSeptember 18, 2002
Oceans, Climate and Health: The Cholera Paradigm
Dr. Rita Colwell



d ann pabst May 7, 2002
Bottlenose Dolphins: North Carolina's Local Marine Animal
Dr. D. Ann Pabst


steven millerMarch 5, 2002
SeaLab, Tektite, Hydrolab and UNCW's Aquarius: The Story of the U.S. Underwater Space Program
Dr. Steven Miller

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Can We Reverse the Decline of Florida Coral Reefs? A 2-Step Attempt at Ecological Restoration
Dr. Alina Szmant

scott nixonSeptember 4, 2001:
Replacing the Nile: Is Human Development Providing the Fertility Once Delivered by a Great River?
Dr. Scott Nixon