SmartTalk Presentation: “One Fish, Two Fish, Three Fish, Rockfish” at Ventura Harbor

Coastal Marine Biolabs (CMB) announces their next free educational presentation on April 30 as part of the new SmartTalk series, which explore a range of life science topics with local relevance and appeal, held in the auditorium at the Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center, located at the Channel Islands National Park headquarters at Ventura Harbor, 1901 Spinnaker Dr.


“For the last nine years, Coastal Marine Biolabs has engaged a national audience of high school educators and students in cutting-edge life science research through its innovative educational programming,” said Linda Santschi, PhD, CMB’s Scientific Co-Director. “SmartTalk will extend the excitement and fascination of scientific discovery to a broader and more diverse audience through lively and visually engaging presentations by leading experts. We cordially invite science enthusiasts, lifelong learners, educators, high school and college students, and other interested members of the general public to enrich their evenings by attending these free harbor events.”


Thursday April 30: “One Fish, Two Fish, Three Fish, Rockfish – A Simply Fabulous Introduction to the Best Darn Fishes on Planet Earth”


With over 100 species worldwide, including at least 45 species in Southern California alone, the rockfish is a well-loved group of marine fishes with tremendous ecological and economic importance. Dr. Milton Love, a marine biologist and research biologist at the Marine Science Institute at UCSB, will add a splash of comic value to a lively and engaging SmartTalk on some little known facts that make rockfishes so fun, endearing and magnificent. Love has conducted research on the marine fishes of California for over 45 years and is the author of more than 90 publications on the fishes of the Pacific Coast.


This program begin at 6 p.m.with a welcome reception featuring complementary appetizers provided by The Greek at the Harbor, opening remarks and introductions. The talks begin about 7:10, followed by a question-and-answer session and concluding remarks.


Parking is free. Guests are invited to dine in Ventura Harbor Village either before or following the talks. For Ventura Harbor events, lecture series information or a listing of programs, please visit www.venturaharbor.com.
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