Environmentalists and marine science lovers will have a chance to dip into an ocean of knowledge with the Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series from the Museum of Discovery and Science. On the first Thursday of each month through December learners of all ages are invited to hop on Zoom and learn from internationally acclaimed biologists, scientists, conservationists, researchers and educators about new ways of thinking and marine-related preservation topics. The series is sponsored by Save Our Seas Foundation, which funds and supports research, conservation and education projects worldwide.
The virtual Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series is held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. Register at mods.org/saveourseas and check out the speaking schedule below:
Deepwater Sharks: The Latest Research
Speakers: Paul J. Clerkin, Researcher at the Pacific Shark Research Center of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
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
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
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.