Dive into the ocean to discover and learn from deep sea Foraminifera, on Jan 7, 2013

Happy New Year, fellow Cafénistas!

Join us on January 7th for an expedition into the deep seas! Dr. Mathieu Richaud, of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at CSU—Fresno will tell us about research into the bottom of the sea where oceanographers take core sediment samples and bring up the myriad and endlessly fascinating little microorganisms called the Foraminifera. What can these deep sea sediment samples and the tiny Foraminifers buried within them tell us about such closer-to-surface phenomena as Sea Level Change, El Niño, and Ocean Acidification? A lot, it seems, as Dr. Richaud will show us in his presentation.

We will continue to meet at the Cafe Via, near Herndon and Blackstone, where dinner will be served from 6:00 PM onwards, with the talk to begin at 7:00 PM.

A poster with full details is available below, for download and sharing. Please join us, and bring a friend or two along!