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VicPS presentation Jan 11: Hydrothermal Vents: Life in the Absence of Sunlight

Please join the Victoria Palaeontology Society in welcoming our first speaker for 2023:

Moronke Harris, Graduate Student, Oceanography, University of Victoria

who will speak on the subject Hydrothermal Vents: Life in the Absence of Sunlight on Wednesday, January 11th, 2023 at 07:30 PM PST.

Moronke Harris studies life in the absence of light, over 1,000 m below the ocean’s surface. In particular, she studies microbial communities around hydrothermal vents and their eroding mineral deposits. Her research will inform discussions about the loss of biodiversity that may result from deep-sea mining at hydrothermal sites and the resource potential of microbial biopharmaceuticals. In addition to her academic pursuits, Moronke is a science-communication enthusiast and avid visual artist.

Ms. Harris joins us complements of the University of Victoria Speakers Bureau.

VicPS members will have received an email with instructions and links to join this January 11 Zoom presentation.