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Perspectives Lectures: Seafloor Drilling

Dick Norris, Paleontologist

Scientific drillships allow scientists access to some of Earth's most challenging environments, collecting data and samples of sediment, rock, fluids and living organisms from below the seafloor. Join Scripps paleontologist Dick Norris to learn about scientific ocean drilling and the long-running international scientific collaboration that has transformed how we understand our planet. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Member/Public: Free/$8

Student & Educators: $5

Neighborhood: La Jolla

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA 92093-0207

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(858) 534-7336
aquariuminfo@ucsd.edu

Date & Time

Nov 18, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Member/Public: Free/$8 Student & Educators: $5

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