Series of Marine Biology Lectures at the University of Malta

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Series of Marine Biology Lectures at the University of MaltaThe Department of Biology within the Faculty of Science at the University of Malta, in collaboration with Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Ecologie marine et continentale (CNRS) and ECOOCEAN, will be organising a series of six evening lectures that are being launched under the general title ‘Topics in Marine Biology.’Series of Marine Biology Lectures at the University of MaltaThe lectures, which will be held between 5.00pm and 7.00pm during the period 2nd to 4th October (both dates inclusive), will be delivered by foreign marine biologists who will cover various topics, including Ryan and Pittman’s ‘Noah’s Flood Theory,’ coral bleaching and reconstruction of time events using stony corals, caves and deep sea ecosystems, exploration of Mediterranean submarine canyons, and Mediterranean seagrass ecology.

The sixth and last lecture in the series will comprise 5 short presentations by Maltese research scientists who have just completed their postgraduate studies at the Department of Biology. The Maltese scientists will present their findings of research on cobble bed habitat, functional diversity of seabed habitats, suitability of jetties to support marine life, influence of water movement on seagrass Posidonia oceanica and deep water habitats around the Maltese Islands.

All lectures will be held in the New Biology Resources Room (NBRR), Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Malta.

Attendance is free of charge but those wishing to attend are kindly requested to register by contacting Ms Michaela Stivala, at the Department of Biology, University of Malta, Tel: 23402272; Email: Michaela.stivala@um.edu.mt.

Photos – A marine biologist sampling cave biota and below, a core sample collected on a soft sediment seabed.

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    1. raymond sciberras says:

      How common is a metre and a half SQUID in the Mediterranean sea or better more , in Maltese seas ?

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