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UDaily: Antarctic penguins focus of first installment in 2015 Ocean Currents Lecture Series

UDaily: Antarctic penguins focus of first installment in 2015 Ocean Currents Lecture Series

Those who have wondered what it’s like to live in Antarctica won’t want to miss the opening lecture in the University of Delaware School of Marine Science and Policy’s 2015 Ocean Currents Lecture Series scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, May 21. Megan Cimino, a doctoral candidate in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, recently spent three months researching Adélie penguins at the Palmer Station research base on the West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP).

Cimino will discuss her experience living on the world’s least populated continent and her varied research with one of Antarctica’s top predators.

The presentation will take place in Room 104 of the Cannon Laboratory at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus, located at 700 Pilottown Road in Lewes.

The lecture series is free and open to the public, and seating is available on a first come, first served basis. This lecture is appropriate for all age groups, including K-12 audiences.