Soirées & Lectures

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary & Bay Model Visitor Center Present:

Deep Sea Soirée

white sponges sticking up with pink anemone covered rock and rockfish

Saturday, November 6, 2021 7-8:30 pm PST

A Virtual Event!

Reception 7-7:30 pm

  • Multimedia presentations
  • Sponge cocktails
  • Home-hosted open bar

Lecture 7:30 pm featuring Amanda Kahn, PhD

flyer for the deep see soiree

The Secret Lives of Sponges
Understanding Ancient Animals at their Own Pace

Deep sea researcher Dr. Amanda Kahn of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and San Jose State University will share her latest findings on the secret lives of sponges at 7:30 pm. Vast reefs and gardens of sponges form the foundation of unique communities in the deep ocean. Learn how sponges move without muscles and create bridges between animal food webs and the microbial realm!


Surprise gift with optional registration
Recommended for ages 16+