Clearwater Marine Aquarium “Making Waves” Speaker Series
Free educational seminar September 18
Topic: Photosynthetic sea slugs
Clearwater Marine Aquarium continues its free Making Waves speaker series September 18 with Dr. Michael Middlebrooks, who will discuss one of the ocean’s strangest creatures, an animal that can make food like a plant. Join us for a peek into the world of photosynthetic sea slugs.
Dr. Middlebrooks is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Tampa. He is a marine ecologist with an emphasis on photosynthetic sea slugs. His research is particularly focused on how photosynthetic activity affects the behavior and ecological interactions for motile marine herbivores.
This free speaker series is geared towards anyone wanting to learn more about our marine life and is open to all ages.
6.00 pm: Welcome and refreshments provided by Costco Wholesale
6.30 – 7.30 pm: Guest speaker, Dr. Michael Middlebrooks, University of Tampa
7.30 – 8:00 pm: Q & A session
Location: Clearwater Marine Aquarium in the Bright House Theatre, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
About Clearwater Marine Aquarium:
Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working marine rescue center dedicated to inspiring the human spirit through leadership in education, research, rescue, rehabilitation and release. CMA is home to rescued dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays, nurse sharks and more. Winter, the dolphin’s story of survival after injury that caused her to lose her tail, has impacted millions of people around the world. A major motion picture, Dolphin Tale, highlighted her life story in 2011. The sequel, Dolphin Tale 2, was released in September 2014 and features the incredible story of Hope, a young resident dolphin of CMA. The mission and potential to change people’s lives differentiates Clearwater Marine Aquarium from any other aquarium in the world.