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Story last updated at 4:11 PM on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pratt Museum

Qupak, artwork by Sonya Kelliher-Combs, is on display through May 27.

A plankton talk will be presented tfrom 7-8 p.m. Friday by Dr. George Matsumoto, a senior educational and research specialist at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California. Dr. Matsumoto received his doctorate from the Univeristy of California Los Angeles and his research interests include open ocean and deep sea communities, ecology and biogeography of open ocean and deep sea organisms, functional morphology, and natural history and behavior. He has been at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI, www.mbari.org) for 15 years conducting scientific research and working on exhibit development. This Pratt Museum talk will present a little about his experiences working on plankton (particularly gelatinous plankton) in different areas of the world as well as some of his current research on ocean acidification. Included in the presentation will be some examples of the exhibits developed at MBARIs sister organization, the Monterey Bay Aquarium. These include an exhibit at MBARI, The Deep Sea, Jellies, Plankton, and Climate Change.

Volunteer orientation at the Pratt will take place on April 17 and May 8, with two sessions held each day at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Be a part of the many exciting things like the SeeBird Cam and the Grey Whale Articulation Project going on at the Pratt this summer. Local knowledge is treasured. Tours will be given and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Jennie at 435-3326 or info@prattmuseum.org.

Check out the Pratts website for more details at www.prattmuseum.org and click on the calendar of events.