Every day in aquatic ecosystems throughout the planet countless organisms undergo what has been described as the largest single migration of biomass found on earth. The natural event — first discovered during World War II — is largely comprised of zooplankton such as crustaceans, mollusks, fish, and jellies. Oceanographers coined the term Diel Vertical Migration (DVM) to describe this phenomenon. What possible reasons could there be for undergoing this Sisyphian-like odyssey and are these similar for the different organisms that participate in this daily ritual? Join us at the Museum of Natural History for Hardcore Natural History — and wine partner Morgan — as we explore these questions through an examination of distinctly different zooplankton taxa and the role DVM plays in their respective life histories.
Enjoy dinner before or after the event and receive a complimentary appetizer with the order of an entée.
BEACH HOUSE AT LOVERS POINT
Available before, beginning at 4:30p
WHALING STATION STEAKHOUSE
Available after, beginning at 7:30p