Press Release: Dive Into Ocean Science and Exploration Tuesday Nights in April and May (3/11/2004)

Dive Into Ocean Science and Exploration
Tuesday Nights in April and May

During UCTV's Tribute to Ocean Research and the 25th
Anniversary of "National Week of the Ocean"

LA JOLLA, CA, March 11, 2004 -- Whether it's swarming schools of fish beneath the water's surface or the pounding of the waves that get your attention, the oceans of planet Earth remain a compelling mystery to us all, inspiring marine scientists and researchers across the globe to work towards unlocking these long-kept secrets. UCTV joins the exciting journey every Tuesday night from 8:00PM to 11:00PM (Pacific and Eastern) throughout the months of April and May to pay tribute to these dedicated researchers and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of "National Week of the Ocean."

Join UC Santa Cruz's Seymour Center at Long Marine Laboratory for six new programs that take a multi-faceted look at ocean science, ranging from long-term field studies to public policy. As a hub of research activity, the Seymour Center plays host to many prominent visitors, including (and airing on May 4 at 9:00PM) Julie Packard, Executive Director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, both members of the Pew Oceans Commission.

On May 8 at 10:00PM, visit California's scenic Big Sur Coast and the UC Natural Reserve System's Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, where scientists use the spectacular location to track water quality and monitor fish populations. Students from UC Santa Cruz use the offshore marine reserve to test their underwater research skills, and grade school students visit Big Creek to learn how animals adapt to their environment.

Follow the California coastline further south to the oceanfront laboratories of La Jolla's Scripps Institute of Oceanography for one of the many installments of the "Perspectives on Ocean Science" series. Or tune in to "Scripps Explorations" on April 6 at 8:00PM, for a nostalgic look back at this institution's 100 years of groundbreaking research.

Visit http://www.uctv.tv/oceanscience/ for a complete program schedule.

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