“The (Sometimes) Secret World of Fish Color”

Speaker: Dr. Michael Robinson
Associate Professor at Barry University

Fishes are the most diverse vertebrates, and this diversity is also reflected in their wild and sometimes surprising color patterns. Join us for our June lecture where Dr. Michael Robinson will shed light on the ways fish use their colors to communicate, hide, and sometimes to do both with the exact same colors. We will also learn about some of the secret colors fish use that humans cannot see. After the presentation, our Manatee Masters will lead a gyotaku fish printing craft!

Dr. Michael Robinson grew up in the Northeast where his Pop-pop and later his parents took him fishing. He made his way to Florida where he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Miami while studying the mating behavior of coral reef fish. This research was conducted in Jamaica where he was also the director of Hofstra University Marine Laboratory. Since 2010, he has been a faculty member at Barry University in Miami. He currently helps lead the Marine Biology program.

When: Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: 6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Cost: Free admission, registration recommended.