When you look up at the stars on a clear summer night, do you wonder where we are as we go spinning through the universe? If so, you are not alone. People have asked that question as long as we have looked at the sky. In this post, Dr. Chuck explores our changing understanding of the universe.
To commemorate World Oceans Day, celebrate the beauty and majesty of the blue whale and join curator Chuck Kopczak, PhD to discover how the blue whale perfectly illustrates the interconnectedness of our world's ecological systems.
In this photo, a young male northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) lies in waves as the early morning sun lights up the beach. The northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris), known for its enormous size, also has enormous abilities when it comes to diving great depths in search of food. Research has shown that while at sea, northern elephant seals literally spend almost all their time below the surface holding their breath.
Another Lens on Life blog post by Chuck Kopczak, PhD
Giant kelp forests along the coast of California are known to harbor at least 800 species of fish and invertebrates that are associated strictly with kelp. Find out more about this awe-inspiring, unique habitat from Curator Chuck Kopczak, PhD.
The first post in the new Lens on Life blog by curator Chuck Kopczak
05/6/2020 (updated 05/7/2020)
Welcome to the first post in Lens on Life by curator Chuck Kopczak. Taken on a multi-day dive trip to the Northern Channel Islands off the coast of southern California, this photo was captured at a site called Coral Reef at West Anacapa Island. While the waters of southern California are far too cold to support the growth of reef-building corals, this site gets its name from the lush growth of marine organisms covering the rocky reef and hovering above it.