The Museum is open Wed–Mon, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM. The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf is closed for renovations until spring 2022.

Science Pub: Sticky when Wet—Underwater Superglue from Marine Mussels

At Zoom

March 9, 2020 / 6:30 PM–8:00 PM

George Degen, Ph.D. candidate Chemical Engineering Department UC Santa Barbara

Water undermines the performance of most adhesives—it’s hard to get things to stick when it’s wet. Nevertheless, many sea creatures secrete robust glues that work underwater. George Degen, Ph.D. candidate at UC Santa Barbara will share his research studying the way marine mussels stick to surfaces, which should guide the design of new medical adhesives for use in the human body.

Join our fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature. No tickets or reservations required, but be sure to get to Dargan’s early for a seat and to order your favorite drink and food.

Free admission.

Information: Contact Community Education Manager Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or scoleman@sbnature2.org.