The fragile ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands are a mythological showcase of biodiversity and are some of the last pristine marine environments on Earth, making them increasingly vital to understand and protect.
Ocean First’s Graham Casden and Klara Fejer recently returned from an incredible scientific research expedition to these fabled islands in conjunction with Mission Blue and the Charles Darwin Foundation. With legendary oceanographer and conservationist, Sylvia A. Earle, at the helm, and other notable scientists, including Dr. Alex Hearn and Salome Buglass, the research team was tasked with collecting data to highlight the archipelago’s global conservation significance.
Come to the Ocean First dive shop for a scintillating presentation about the expedition, where Graham and Klara got to assist with tagging hammerhead sharks, toured deep-sea kelp forests, and were the first explorers ever to reach the bottom of the channel between Isabella and Ferdinand.
DATE: Friday, November 22nd
TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Ocean First, 3015 Bluff St., Boulder, CO
COST: Free to the public, light refreshments provided!