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(New Orleans) - Audubon Nature Institute is partnering with the American Society for Microbiology to host marine biologist and oceanographer Dr. Antje Boetius at Entergy IMAX® Theatre on Monday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss recent deep-sea findings and the challenges and opportunities in ocean discovery.

Dr. Boetius is a Marine Biologist and Oceanographer at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany. She is an expert on deep-sea biology and microbial ecology, and recently completed her 45th ocean expedition. She and her team explore life in ice-covered oceans, gas and oil seeps, and hot vents in order to understand the limits of life in extreme environments. Dr. Boetius is especially interested in the long-term effects of global warming on polar and deep sea ecosystems. She has received many awards for her research on the role ocean life plays in planet Earth.

Guests can reserve a complimentary space by completing the online reservation form.

Entergy IMAX® Theatre is located next door to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas at
1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.


Audubon Nature Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit that operates a family of museums and parks dedicated to nature. These New Orleans facilities include: Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Audubon Wilderness Park, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Audubon Nature Institute Foundation. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.