Science on Tap

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Apr 30

Science on Tap

Georgia Aquarium’s 21+ science lecture series will be on Thursday, April 30th with Dr. Luiz Rocha, Curator of Ichthyology at the California Academy of Sciences, presenting on “Exploring the Twilight Zone of Coral Reefs.” Come mingle, share some libations and learn!

The full cost of your ticket goes directly toward supporting Georgia Aquarium’s Research and Conservation initiatives. Space is very limited. Please reserve your seats as soon as possible in order to secure your entrance into this exclusive lecture series.

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Please Note

  • Entrance for Science on Tap will be through the main entrance of Georgia Aquarium
  • Doors open at 6:00 pm
  • Guests with reservation simply need to provide their name and will receive a wristband at check in, there will not be an opportunity to purchase tickets at the event
  • Guests will enjoy a reception from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm with an open bar (beer and wine) and light hors d’oeuvres in the lobby of Georgia Aquarium’s 4D Theater
  • The presentation begins at 7:00 pm on the stage of the 4D Theater, with the talk concluding around 8:00 pm
  • Late seating may not be available – please arrive before 7:00 pm
  • Guests may bring food and drinks into the theater, but will not be served during the lecture
  • Once the Q&A session concludes, the bar will reopen for drinks only and last call will be at 8:45 pm
  • Guests must be 21 or older and may be required to show ID at bars for alcoholic beverages
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Speaker Bio

Dr. Luiz Rocha

Luiz Rocha is the Curator of Ichthyology at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. His major research interests include evolution, conservation, taxonomy and community ecology of coral reef fishes. He has spent more than 5,000 hours studying fishes underwater and published more than 140 peer-reviewed articles and one book.In addition, his work has been featured in many popular media outlets including CNN, the New York Times, Scientific American, National Geographic, Science Channel, etc. and supported conservation efforts across the globe.

Currently, his main area of work involves the exploration of little-known deep coral reefs (between 200 and 500 feet depth) throughout the tropics. Because this ecosystem is so unexplored, it is largely unprotected. His work has mainly focused on describing the uniqueness of the fauna from those depths, and on advocating for both the inclusion of deep reefs into existing marine protected areas, and the creation of conservation areas dedicated to those reefs.

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