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Lectures at the Lagoon

Join us for a Lecture at the Lagoon, where you will have the opportunity to hear from a diverse range of environmental experts. These knowledgeable speakers specialize in sharing captivating stories about a variety of fascinating topics, from the octopus population under the Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach to the importance of manatees in …

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Whitney Crowder, Co-founder & Director of Operations of Sea Turtle Care & Conservation Specialists

Plastic Free Afternoon: Understanding the Environmental Impacts and Empowering Solutions

Join us for an enlightening afternoon dedicated to exploring the pervasive effects of plastic on our environment and discovering actionable steps to make a difference. Starting at 11 am, indulge in eco-friendly food options from our sustainable food trucks while engaging in various activities that highlight the importance of reducing plastic consumption. At 2:00 pm, …

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March Lecture “Sharks & Goliath Grouper of Florida: Stories of Conservation”

Speaker: Christopher Malinowski, PhDDirector of Research and Conservation Dr. Chris Malinowski, Director of Research and Conservation for the Ocean First Institute, joined Manatee Lagoon as the speaker for our March Lecture at the Lagoon. During this lecture, he discussed important conservation issues impacting coastal ecosystems in Florida and beyond, through the lens of his research …

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February Lecture “The Effects of Ocean Acidification On Clam Growth and Survival: An Uncertain Future for Florida’s Estuaries and Aquaculture Industry”

Speaker: Noah Gorman Marine Biology Student at Florida Atlantic University Honors College Manatee Master at Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center Within the aquaculture industry, Florida estuaries are utilized for their potential to grow commercially harvestable clams. The smallest size clams ready to be planted, called ‘seed clams” are placed in field nurseries across …

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Speaker: Dr. Liv Williamson Program Manager at Revive & Restore

April Lecture “Helping Corals Take the Heat: Biotech and Interventions for Coral Conservation”

Speaker: Dr. Liv Williamson Program Manager at Revive & Restore Despite their immense economic and ecological importance, coral reef ecosystems are declining at an alarming rate due to climate change and other human impacts. If corals have a chance of surviving in their rapidly warming and changing world, interventions are urgently needed to help them …

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January Lecture “Foraminifera: Evolution, Ecology, and Symbiosis”

Speaker: Susan Richardson, PhD Affiliated Assistant Research Professor of Biology Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University Dr. Richardson is a research professor at the FAU Wilkes Honors College, where she has been teaching since 2002. In addition to her role at the college, she is also a research associate in the Department of Paleobiology at …

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