The oceans are vast and mysterious. What lurks beneath the silver sheen of water’s surface? What stories lie under the sea? No, we don’t mean mermaids or singing crabs, we’re talking science!

Ocean Essence – A Night of Science will uncover the mysteries of the deep through quick fire talks by some of South Australia’s top scientists. Each scientist will have just 10 minutes to tell their tale. They’ll take a bite out of great white sharks, use dead dolphins to help living ones, get their 2 and 5 with marine plants and much more.

The seafaring scientists include:

  • Dr Charlie Huveneers, Flinders University
  • Dr Cath Kemper, SA Museum
  • Prof Alan Cooper, University of Adelaide
  • Prof Michelle Waycott, University of Adelaide/DEWNR State Herbarium
  • Andrea Boyd, European Space Agency

The night will be hosted by Dr Paul Willis, who will also lead you on a Q & A to dive further into the deep. Throw in free food and a bar, and your night will be drenched with lively inquisition and festive curiosity. We promise you’ll have a whale of a time!

To really make you feel like you’re under the sea, there will be a photographic exhibition on display by renowned South Australian underwater photographer and marine educator, Carl Charter.

Ocean Essence – A Night of Science is brought to you by Inspiring South Australia and the South Australian Museum.

Ocean Essence – A Night of Science is on for one night only at 6pm on 20 September, 2017, at the Pacific Gallery, SA Museum. Tickets are just $12. Swim fast, before they run out! For more information and to book, head to Eventbrite.

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