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UT Tyler to Present Monterey Bay Oceanographer John Ryan Oct. 3

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October 2, 2018

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Agency Director
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler announced that John Ryan, an oceanographer with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, will be featured Wednesday, Oct. 3, in a talk hosted by the UT Tyler Honors Program.

Ryan will present "Exploring the Ocean Soundscape, Eavesdropping on the Deep'' at 5 p.m. in the University Center Theater. The event will be open to the public.

"John and his team use whale songs to map the ocean floor,'' said Dr. Paul Streufert, Honors Program executive director. "In an illustrated lecture that will include sound samples, he will discuss how an interdisciplinary group, made up of biologists, chemists and engineers, has developed and used this innovative deep-sea process."

Ryan is a biologist and lead researcher at MBARI, a nonprofit world center for advanced research and education in ocean science and technology, located in Moss Landing, Calif.

His team employs an underwater observatory to continuously record sounds of marine life in the heart of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Their work is revealing new information about the behavior of whales and other marine mammals and the broader implications of human influence on marine life.

For more information about the UT Tyler presentation, visit uttyler.edu/honors/colloquia.php.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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