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Challenging the Deep Lecture Series: Kate Davis

  • Thursday, February 09, 2023
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm

The Secret Life and Afterlife of Miniature Marine Fossils

Live foraminifera.Live foraminifera. Photo: Dr. Kate Davis.

About this Lecture

Dr. Kate Davis is an oceanographer studying some of the smallest organisms in the open ocean, called foraminifera. What makes them special? They become microscopic fossils that can tell us how the oceans responded to climate change in the past and what the future could be like for our watery world.

Lecture recommended for ages 12 and older.

Tickets are $10; free for Members. Ticket includes lecture with Q&A and an evening exploration of James Cameron – Challenging the Deep. Exhibition open from 5:30-7pm. Lecture begins at 7pm. Not a member yet? Join today!


About our guest

Dr. Kate Davis has always been fascinated by the natural world and especially the ocean. She received her PhD from the University of California Davis from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and recently joined the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University. Dr. Davis’s research focuses on fossilized plankton in the open ocean and what they can tell us about the Earth’s past and future.

About the lecture series

Join ocean experts in this special lecture series to dive deep into the knowns and unknowns of our watery world. Each month, we will feature a presentation from a renowned scientist (7–8pm) and an evening viewing of the special exhibition, James Cameron – Challenging the Deep (open 5:30–7pm). Other lecture dates:

March 23: Dr. Steve Ross, Chief Scientist on the 2022 Titanic Survey Expedition

April 13: Dr. Sönke Johnsen, Sensory Biologist at Duke University

These lectures are recommended for ages 12 and older.



February 9, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$10; free for Members


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