Tue, 20 Sept

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Warwick Hall

Wonders of the Ocean - The World Beneath. Dr Richard Smith

Get ready to meet some of the world’s most fascinating sea creatures. Marine biologist and underwater photographer Dr Richard Smith will be providing a colourful introduction to the teeming life in the depths of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. . Guests are welcome - £5 at the door.

Wonders of the Ocean - The World Beneath. Dr Richard Smith

Time & Location

20 Sept, 19:00

Warwick Hall, Church Lane, Burford OX18 4RY

About the Event

Registering for this event is appreciated.

Burford born award-winning underwater photographer, author and marine conservationist Dr Richard Smith will be providing a colourful introduction to the teeming life in the depths of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. 

The colours are breathtaking, from the Cenderawasih fairy wrasse, with its fluorescent yellow streak, to the polka-dot longnose filefish and the multicolored sea dragon. There are scarlet corals, baby-blue sponges, daffodil crinoids, and life forms able to change color at the flip of a tail. Size is another remarkable variable: Watch for a gigantic whale shark as well as a pygmy seahorse almost too tiny to observe unless enlarged in a photo.   

Richard will show them indulging in the arts of seduction and deception. He describes how they eat, play, and care for one another and how some species are experts in using camouflage for self-protection. He also highlights newly found species, those facing extinction, and what we can do to help save them before it’s too late.

Schedule


  • 1 hour 15 minutes

    March Meeting - details to follow

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