- Puffer fish poisoning and how to choose a restaurant in Japan
- How to produce a zombie in Haiti
- What is Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning and where in the world you can catch it,
- What is ciguatera, and how to avoid getting it when visiting the Polynesian islands
- How chemistry helped Polynesian islanders to make themselves invincible in battle
- Why no-one swims near Cairns in Queensland, Australia from September to March.
- Why not to pick up pretty snail shells near the Red Sea.
- How a green worm uses chemistry to control the sex of its children -after their birth
February Swansea Science Cafe
Poisons from the sea – or when to avoid the fish course!
Speaker: Jim Ballantine, an analytical organic chemist who taught chemistry for 40 years at Swansea University
Date: Wednesday, 23 February
Venue: Dylan Thomas Centre
Admission: Admission free, all welcome
Other: The topics included for discussion at the February Swansea Science Cafe will be selected from the following:
The Swansea Science Café offers opportunities for anyone to find out more about new, exciting and topical areas of science.
Designed to be informal and entertaining, the café typically runs on the last Wednesday of every month at the Dylan Thomas Centre.
Contact details: For further information visit