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Are you read to dive in the ocean? Make sure to not forget your beer and your snorkel!
Tiny sensors for ocean-faring droids
Vincent Sieben (Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, Dalhousie University)
Increased utilization of the world's oceans has made it important for industrialized countries to actively monitor marine environments. The ocean, like many aquatic environments, is presently under-sampled both spatially and temporally due to current approaches to data gathering. Expeditions are manual and labour intensive, relying on highly-qualified crews and heavily-equipped ships that are essentially "labs-on-the-ocean" Instead, our lab aims to put the "lab-on-a-chip"
Sociality in Pilot Whales: does it matter if you’re family or friends?
Joana Augusto (Coordinator Ocean Gallery and Volunteers)
Take a glimpse into the social lifes of pilot whales. Learn if their social ties are based on how related individuals are to each other, of if there’s something else at play. Do adults babysit for their friends or family? You’ll also learn how researchers collect information to figure all of this out, and how rewarding and challenging it can be!