Corey Eddy will be giving a lecture on the topic of lionfish on June 4th starting at 7pm. This is the first in a series of lectures related to our NEW lionfish exhibit.
If you haven't been through our exhibit yet, this is your chance! Buy a discounted ticket to explore our first floor exhibits for $10, a lecture ticket for $15 and even pick up a harbourfront dinner ticket for after the lecture. Tickets are selling fast, either pick them up at the oceans gift shop or reserve them by calling 297-7219.
BUEI and the Lionfish Task Force are showcasing a new exhibit focusing on lionfish, our alien invader of the Atlantic.
Lionfish were first spotted off the coast of Florida in 1985, and first seen in Bermuda in 2000. Since then we have witnessed a lionfish explosion across the Atlantic as far north as Rhode Island and as far south as Venezuela. These are the poster-fish of invasive species: voracious predators, venomous and beautiful!
Corey Eddy will be conducting experiments on the captive lionfish in our new lionfish tank, which will help scientists get a better understanding of their growth rate and feeding ecology. Make sure you come along during our feeding times to watch the lionfish hunt using his lightning-fast reflexes!
We will also be holding dissection demonstrations which identify common issues with lionfish such as fatty liver disease due to overeating etc.
These demonstrations, as well as lionfish feedings will begin in June 2013, and will happen every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 2pm.
For more information, as well as specific dates/times, check our BUEI Events page.
Join us for the second lecture in our new series:
Dr. David Saul presents "THE SILVER RUSH"
May 28th, 2013 at 7pm
THE SALVAGE OF $48 MILLION IN SILVER INGOTS FROM THE "GAIRSOPPA", TORPEDOED OFF S/W/ IRELAND IN 1942: AT 14,000 FT. THE DEEPEST SALVAGE RECOVERY OF ITS KIND.
DAVID SAUL WILL GIVE AN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE ON THE INCREDIBLE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND THIS RECORD SALVAGE CONDUCTED ON BEHALF OF THE UK GOVERNMENT. Tickets now available Members $20 Non-Members $25 Call 294-0204 to purchase 6:30pm: Doors Open (Cash Bar) 7:00pm: Lecture Starts Tradewinds Theatre