When: Tuesday 21st May, 18:00 – 20:30
Where: Crew Room, East Looe RNLI Station
You crawled right out of the sea, straight into my arms’, sang Laura Marling. Contrary to popular belief the word ‘crisis’ is not composed of the Chinese characters for ‘danger’ and ‘opportunity’. But the crisis that has sea creatures (and the object of Laura’s affections) crawling out of the sea certainly embodies both elements! In this talk we’ll ask questions like – why do deep sea lobsters annually walk kilometres to crawl up a beach and onto the barbies of Louisianans who are waiting for them? And does crawling out of the sea always end badly – or are there opportunities? What are they? To answer these questions we’ll think about climate change, a quarter of a million shrimps per square meter living in woodland in the southwest , marine pollution, and even your evolutionary history – how are we going to do that? You’ll just have to come to find out.