Clearwater Marine Aquarium “Making Waves” Speaker Series
Free educational seminar on Thursday, October 16
Clearwater Marine Aquarium continues its free Making Waves speaker series October 16 with Dr. Heather Masonjones, presenting the unique behaviors and reproductive physiology of seahorses and related fish.
Seahorses are the only animal species where the male gives birth. The male seahorse is equipped with a pouch on the front side of the tail, in which the female deposits up to 1,500 eggs. This and other behaviors of the seahorse will be discussed in detail.
Dr. Masonjones is a Professor of Biology at the University of Tampa and is a marine biologist who specializes in seahorses and related fish species.
This free speaker series is geared towards anyone wanting to learn more about 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. Heather Masonjones, University of Tampa
7.30 – 8pm: 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.