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      Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series in Fort Lauderdale


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      December 3, 2020

      Thursday   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (monthly on the 1st Thursday until December 3, 2020)

      Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312

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      Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series

      Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) Virtual Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series held on the first Thursday of every month from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. via Zoom
      ● The Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series invites science and conservationists of all ages to learn from internationally acclaimed biologists, scientists, conservationists, researchers and educators about new ways of thinking and marine-related preservation topics.
      ● The MODS Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series is sponsored by Save Our Seas Foundation, which funds and supports research, conservation and education projects worldwide, focusing primarily on charismatic threatened wildlife and their habitats.

      SCHEDULE:
      Thursday, September 3
      Topic: Deepwater Sharks: The Latest Research
      Speakers: Paul J. Clerkin, Researcher at the Pacific Shark Research Center of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

      Thursday, October 1
      Topic: Sea Turtle Conservation in South Florida: Challenges and Triumphs Panel Discussion
      Speakers: ·Mariana Fuentes, Ph.D., Marine Conservation Biologist
      ·Kelly Martin, Program Coordinator for the Marine Environmental Education Center and President of Florida Leatherbacks Inc.
      ·Kelly Stewart, Ph.D., Biologist with The Ocean Foundation
      ·Katie Mansfield, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of the Marine Turtle Research Group at the University of Central Florida

      Thursday, November 5
      Topic: Manta Rays: Exciting Discoveries
      Speakers:
      · Guy Stevens, Ph.D., Chief Executive and Founder of the Manta Trust
      · Jessica Pate, Marine Biologist and Project Manager, Florida Manta Project

      Thursday, December 3
      Topic: 2020 Save Our Seas MODS Shark Expert Panel Discussion Speakers:
      · Stephen Kajiura, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University
      · Mike Heithaus, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences & Education (CASE) and Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University
      · Gregory Skomal, Ph.D., Marine Biologist, Researcher, Underwater Explorer, Photographer and Author
      · Dean Grubbs, Ph.D., Associate Director of Research/Research Faculty III at Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory · Marianne Porter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University.

      REGISTER: Please register at mods.org/saveourseas. The live events are FREE and will take place via Zoom. Space is limited. Unique Zoom links will be sent in the morning on the days of the presentations.

      Categories: Education | Science

      This event repeats monthly on the 1st Thursday until December 3, 2020: Nov 5, Dec 3

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.

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