SAN DIEGO — Hundreds of people gathered at Seaport Village Sunday to watch a "600-pound squid" wrestle a "school of fish." It's all part of a series of family friendly events to educate the public about climate change and protecting our oceans.
"We are communicating the need for ocean conservation to the public through art and science and the activity of these crazy wrestlers," said Jules Jaffe, a researcher at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
He said this is a fun way for families to learn about climate change and how they can make a difference.
"We just thought it would be an exciting way to present the science behind ocean conservation," he said.
The event coincided with a major global convention being held in San Diego this week called the "Ocean Sciences" meeting. Scientists from around the world will meet at the convention center downtown to discuss what's happening on our planet.
"Let's work together to make this planet last in terms of people and our ecosystem," said Jaffe.
The wrestling match is a part of a series of events titled "Ocean Optimism."
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