Aug
14

TBA Talk (Probably Octopi)

When
August 14, 2019 - 4:00 PM
Where
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
63466 Boat Basin Rd
Charleston, OR
Sponsors
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
Cost
Free

Octopus found in Oregon marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Eric Edsinger, a research fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, will speak at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 4 p.m., in the Boathouse Auditorium.  The talk will be free and open to the public.

The specific topic of Edsinger’s presentation has not yet been announced.  But he specializes in studying cephalopods, so the probable subject is octopi.  He is working to develop genetic tools to functionally explore the novel, often alien-like systems in cephalopods, including adaptive skin color, jet propulsion, and arms and sucker systems, and to compare octopus and human brains.  He has a certain notoriety for being one of the researchers who has participated in experiments with octopi on drugs (they become more social).

More information on this talk when it becomes available.

To reach the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium, park on Boat Basin Rd. near the campus and walk down the road past the Coast Guard housing.

For more information, call (541) 888-2581 or e-mail oimb@uoregon.edu.