Event Date: Friday, December 1
Event Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Shelby Auditorium

Seminars set up by University Programs faculty cover a variety of topics throughout the year. Students on and off campus are invited to attend to learn more about what is happening in the marine science community. Topics include oysters, restoration, hypoxia, and more. The majority of seminars are streamed live and archived to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab YouTube channel.


Talk: Acoustic detection of zooplankton diel vertical migration behavior on the northern Gulf of Mexico shelf

Host: Dr. Brian Dzwonkowski

Sabrina Parra is an American Society for Engineering Education Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Naval Research Lab.  She studies mixing and turbulence within river plumes on the northern Gulf of Mexico shelf using a variety of instrumentation with the CONsortium for oil spill exposure pathways in COastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE). 

Dr. Parra obtained her doctorate degree in coastal and oceanographic engineering from the University of Florida.  Her interests include continental shelf circulation processes, mixing and turbulence estimates, submarine groundwater discharges, and spatiotemporal analysis of zooplankton diel vertical migration behavior using acoustic measurements.