MLB lecture series

Ocean Extremes: Wild Underwater Worlds

The National Aquarium is proudly taking you outside of your comfort zone to the wildest, deepest, coldest corners of the ocean in the 2015 Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series, “Ocean Extremes: Wild Underwater Worlds.” Explore the unfamiliar as we uncover remarkable ocean habitats, unusual aquatic creatures and extreme exploration techniques through the expertise of our guest speakers.

Upcoming Events:

Dr. Doug Allan

Life Through a Lens: Documenting Earth’s Wildest Places
Thursday, March 19, 2015

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Dr. Doug Allan is one of the world’s most respected and experienced natural-history documentary cameramen. He specializes in working in polar regions above and below the ice, and with marine mammals all over the world—although his filming assignments have also taken him up Everest, in submarines and to the deserts of Africa. He has worked on over 60 natural history documentaries for the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, WNET and various others, filming on such series as “The Blue Planet,” “Planet Earth,” “Ocean Giants” and “Frozen Planet. Learn More


Dr. Jesse Ausubel

A Peek into our Past: A Century of Oceanic Changes
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Renowned environmental scientist Dr. Jesse Ausubel has dedicated his life to studying some of the most dramatic changes in the history of our oceans. Through the use of innovative exploration technologies, he’s had the opportunity to research the vast mysteries of our blue planet, including the extremes of size and sound. Learn More


Dr. Ellen Prager

Sex, Drugs and Sea Slime: Celebrating our Ocean’s Oddities
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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Marine scientist and author Dr. Ellen Prager is widely recognized for her expertise and ability to make science entertaining and understandable for people of all ages. She joins us in this year’s lecture series to share the strange and wild cast of characters that inhabit the oceans’ depths. Learn More

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