The Secret World of Geoduck Clam Larvae

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 6:30pm
Format: 
Discussion
Format: 
Lecture
Admission: 
Free
Region: 
KCTS/Seattle
Location: 
The Swiss Pub, Tacoma Click here for Map

Bonnie Becker, Ph.D., UW Tacoma

Most marine animals, including geoduck clams, release tiny larvae that can float for months in the sea to colonize new faraway places. These larvae have a variety of bizarre and intriguing adaptations that allow at least a few of them to survive, find a place to settle down, and create a new generation. At the February Tacoma Science Café, join UW Tacoma’s Bonnie Becker, Ph.D., to explore the intriguing world of these larvae. How and why are local researchers trying to understand these strange little creatures? Download the PDF flyer.

Tacoma Science Café is held on the second Tuesday of each month. Did you miss a café and want to hear the discussion? Most Science Cafés are recorded by KCTS 9 and are available for online viewing. Tacoma Science Cafés take place at The Swiss Pub and are presented in partnership with Pacific Science Center and KCTS 9.