Take the plunge! Just returned from exploring undersea canyons and corals with the deep-diving Alvin research submarine, marine biologist Mercer Brugler shares secrets of the seafloor at the next Secret Science Club.
Cruise with Dr. Brugler as he explores the unusual and beautiful life-forms that thrive on the ocean floor. Dive to ocean depths where no light penetrates and chemicals bubbling from cold seeps fuel strange ecosystems and undersea microbes convert methane into food via chemosynthesis.
An evolutionary biologist specializing in the deep sea, black corals, and anemones, Mercer Brugler is assistant professor at City Tech-CUNY and research associate at the American Museum of Natural History. In addition to two deep dives in the storied Alvin, he has participated on several missions with deep-diving remote-operated research vehicles. He is one of the only people on Earth to have visited Bear Seamount, a 100-million-year-old extinct undersea volcano. Dive!
Before & After
--Quench your thirst with our grog of the night, the Strange Blue World. Drink up, me hearties!
--Groove to deep-sea shanties
--Stick around for the waves of Q&A
The next submersive edition of the Secret Science Club meets Tuesday, September 20 at 8 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave, R to 9th St.
Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover.