Posted on: August 31, 2010

Making Waves Lecture to Feature Dr. Christopher Kelley Speaking On Hawaii’s Undersea Research Lab

As part of Pacific Whale Foundation’s Making Waves Lecture Series, Dr. Christopher Kelley will present a free talk on the discovery of new deep water species by the Hawai‘i Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL) on Thursday, August 19. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Dr. Kelley is the program biologist for HURL, which operates two 2,000 m submersibles and a 1,000m ROV. His responsibilities include the identification and documentation of fish and invertebrates videotaped during HURL's submersible and ROV operations.
Dr. Kelley is also been the principal investigator of several projects on the habitat and benthic communities associated with the bottomfish fishery in both the main and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI).
The talk is part of Pacific Whale Foundation’s monthly Making Waves Lecture series. It will be held at Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center in Ma'alaea (next to Maui Ocean Center) from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Call (808) 249-8811 for information. No registration is required.