The Science of Sustainability

The Fierce Humboldt Squid

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A mysterious sea creature up to 7 feet long, with 10 arms, a sharp beak and a ravenous appetite, has invaded ocean waters off Northern California. Packs of fierce Humboldt Squid attack nearly everything they see, from fish to scuba divers. Marine biologists are working to discover why they have headed north from their traditional homes off South America.

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Chris Bauer

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Chris Bauer is a Media Producer for QUEST. Chris has nearly 20 years experience working in broadcast television; producing sports, history, technology, science, environment and adventure related programming. He is a two-time winner of the international Society of Environmental Journalists Award for Outstanding Television Story and has received multiple Northern California Emmy Awards. Some of his Quest stories have been featured in the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, United Nations Association Film Festival, the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and the Environmental Film Festival in Washington DC. A 5th generation Bay Area resident and a graduate of St. Mary's College of California, his hobbies include canoeing, snowboarding, wood-working and trying to play the ukulele. He and his family live in San Francisco.
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    STORY UPDATE: Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association Present: JUMBO SQUID SOIRÉE!

    Reception & Lecture with Dr. William Gilly, Ph.D. of Stanford University/Hopkins Marine Station. Delve into the watery world of the elusive jumbo squid with veteran squid tracker, Dr. William Gilly, among the foremost experts on this species in the world.

    WHEN: Saturday, November 5th, from 7pm to 9 pm

    WHERE: Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA