24 October 2019
7.00pm - 8.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
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Named after floating Sargassum seaweed, the "golden rainforest of the Atlantic Ocean", the Sargasso Sea is a fundamentally important part of the world’s ocean. A place of legend, it is now the subject of international conservation efforts. The unique ecology and importance of the Sargasso Sea are described in this lecture, along with some of the threats it faces, and steps to conserve this sea without land boundaries are outlined against the ongoing debate on the future of the High Seas.
Professor Howard Roe was Director of the Southampton Oceanography Centre (now renamed the National Oceanography Centre). He is involved in conservation efforts for the Sargasso Sea and is a Sargasso Sea Commissioner.
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