Saturday, March 13, 2010


Greetings from the Sacramento Speakers Series. For the first time in our five year history, we are writing to inform you that one of our speakers has been forced to cancel her appearance.

Due to an unexpected and uncontrollable circumstance, Dr. Sylvia Earle will not be appearing in Sacramento during our April 6th program.

In an effort to keep the integrity of our series intact, we have worked around the clock to find a qualified speaker whose expertise and experience relates to adventure and our oceans.

We are fortunate and excited to introduce Dr. Joe MacInnis as our distinguished guest for our upcoming April 6th lecture.

Dr. Joseph MacInnis is a physician-scientist who spent three decades studying physiology of humans working under the ocean. Between 1964 and 1994, he led thirty expeditions and logged more than five thousand hours under the Great Lakes, the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans.

Additionally, Dr. MacInnis has worked with Academy Award winning director James Cameron on a series of deep-sea documentaries which included 40 dives at ten deep hydrothermal vent sites surrounded by bizarre communities of life.

Dr. MacInnis will speak of his experiences and encounters in our great oceans and lecture on the physiology of humans working under extreme conditions underwater.

While we take every precaution possible to eliminate the chance of speaker reschedules and/or cancellations, unforeseen circumstances do happen. Please trust that we have and will continue to work tirelessly to keep these instances to a minimum.

We apologize for any issues that Dr. Earle's cancellation may have caused you. We firmly believe that Dr. MacInnis will be a fantastic replacement and we look forward to seeing you on April 6th.

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