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Boston University’s Marine Science Association is hosting the annual Lobster Ball sunset harbor cruise on the last day of classes! There will be pizza, dancing, and beautiful views of the city.
Quick ticket link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bu-marine-science-associations-lobster-ball-tickets-11421948355?aff=es2&rank=1&sid=1bc8104fcc8411e39e261231390f9522
Dress: Formal attire including an article of red clothing.
Everyone is invited, so invite your friends who may be interested!
Transportation: From BU, take the Green Line Inbound to Park Street. Then switch to the Red Line towards Ashmont or Braintree, get off at South Station. Switch to the SL1 (silver line bus towards Logan Airport), take 2 stops until the World Trade Center Stop. Walk northeast one block to the World Trade Center pier. This will take 40+ minutes, so plan accordingly. Taking a taxi is another option. The event ends at 10pm, so there will be plenty of time to take the T back to BU.
Food and drink: Pizza will be served and a cash bar will be available.
A note from the Charles River Boat Company regarding their alcohol policy:
“Please make sure that you advise all guests that they will need to have a valid government issued I.D. to board the vessel that evening. All guests 21 and over will be given a wristband. Our captain and crew reserve the right not to serve any minors or guests who appear to have had an access amount of alcohol. We have strict drug and alcohol policies onboard and adhere to all liquor laws. Please also note that guests are not allowed to bring any outside liquor onboard our vessels.”
A waiver will have to be filled out you can find it here:
Hope to see you there!
Peace & Fish Love,
Although we don’t have a normal meeting scheduled for this week, we did sign us up for an
Interviewing for Success workshop at the Center for Career Development. The workshop is from 6-7 pm Thursday, April 17th in Room 101 at 100 Bay State Road. This workshop is relevant to anyone so feel free to bring your friends!
See you tomorrow,
Garden Eels | Heterocongrinae
“Tightening its very muscular body to make itself rigid, a garden eel drives its pointy tail deep into the sandy sea floor. The skin in the tail contains a hard substance, so it isn’t hurt. Once the eel is deep enough, it wiggles its dorsal fin, pushing sand out of the hole. Slime from their skin cements the walls of their burrows, preventing cave-ins. Like many other reef animals, garden eels escape from predators by diving tail-first into reef-bottom burrows. When they’re not hiding, these fish sway in the current like blades of seagrass. Each eel lives in a single burrow, which they rarely ever leave.” -
(by Mickle Huang)
An Ancient Fascination
Octopuses and their kin, sea creatures known collectively as cephalopods, have grabbed hold of our collective imagination for thousands of years.
We share this fascination as manifested in art, literature and contemporary culture in “Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes.” Highlights include:
- A steampunk-style sculpture made from raised copper and brass with glass in the Japanese technique called “Tankin.”
- Ancient Minoan pottery replicas painted with cephalopod designs.
- An illustration from Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
- A drawing of octopuses attacking a fleet of ships, depicted as fact by a French naturalist in 1803.
- A highly detailed drawing of cephalopods by famed naturalist Ernst Haeckel.
- Glass models of squid and octopuses by father-son team of Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka.
- A replica of the famous abstract work, The Birth of the Cephalopods, by Mark Rothko.
- A dramatic depiction of a sea of ammonites 73 million years ago.
- A replica of the intriguing yet slightly disturbing image of Contessa with Squid by Omar Rayyan.
- Cephalopod tattoo art.
We also commissioned San Francisco Bay Area artist Nemo Gould to create three kinetic sculptures for “Tentacles” using found objects. Gould has transformed a jumble of junk into delightful dioramas that carry conservation messages delivered through a sense of wonderment.
“Tentacles" opens April 12.