UCSB researchers Adrian Stier and Joseph Curtis, and Sea Center Programs Coordinator Jackie Hunt enjoy lobster – both living and cooked – during the Bugs of the Sea…Live Long and Lobster! event. Photo by Baron Spafford
Lobsters, often called “bugs of the sea,” took center stage on Thursday evening during a new event from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. About 100 people gathered for Bugs of the Sea…Live Long and Lobster! at the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf October 19, which featured lobster appetizers and themed cocktails, as well as educational presenters who explored the ecology, fishery, research, and conservation of these fascinating sea creatures.
The lobster experts in attendance included UCSB researchers Joseph Curtis and Adrian Stier, Sea Center aquarists Tyler Haven and Tommy Wilson, lobster fisherman Thomas Dabney, and Julie Bursek from Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
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