The Vast Frontier: Tales From the Darkside
Presented by Mike Schaadt, Director of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
The ocean provides 99% of the living space on our planet and most of it is hundreds of feet of water column in the open oc
ean. Virtually every taxonomic group on earth has a representative that lives in this vast living space. Scientific studies of this important area of our planet are woefully lacking. What we do know is helping us determine what actions people can take to keep the oceans healthy.
Mike Schaadt, a life-long Southern Californian, is Director of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA). He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology and a Master’s degree in Biology from CSU Long Beach. Mike has been involved in formal and informal marine science education for more than 35 years. Mike has taught biology at local community colleges and brings to his job a strong background in science education. He has authored or co-authored over a dozen journal publications/book chapters and three books. He has a keen interest in finding novel ways to motivate people to learn about and care for the oceans. His research interest is the natural history of plankton with special emphasis on deepsea forms.
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