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Upcoming Meetings

Remote General Meetings

For the next few months, we are holding our general meeting lectures online. If you want to attend any of them live (same time as the normal meeting times), sign up on our registration page, and we will send you the connection info a few days before the meeting

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April 21st, 2021, 6:30 pm.
Jasmin Graham - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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Jasmin Graham

Join Jasmin Graham to learn about some of the most bizarre sharks and rays we have here in Florida. You'll learn about the evolution and ecology of hammerhead sharks and the smalltooth sawfish. You'll also learn about new, cutting edge technology being used to study these amazing creatures and hear about Jasmin's journey to shark science.

Jasmin Graham is a shark scientist and environmental educator who specializes in elasmobranch (shark and ray) ecology and evolution. Her research interests include smalltooth sawfish movement ecology and hammerhead shark phylogeny. Jasmin has a passion for science education and making science more accessible to everyone. She is project coordinator for the MarSci-LACE project, which is focused on researching and promoting best practices to recruit, support and retain minority students in marine science. Jasmin is the CEO of Minorities in Shark Sciences, an organization dedicated to supporting women of color in shark sciences. She is excited to help open doors for more underrepresented minority students to join the exciting field of marine science. Jasmin’s work encompasses the areas of science communication, social justice, outreach, education and conservation. She cares deeply about protecting endangered and vulnerable marine species, particularly elasmobranchs. She works in collaboration with Havenworth Coastal Conservation to study movements of elasmobranchs in Sarasota Bay.

May 19, 2021, 6:30 pm.
Sara P. Grady: Ancient Blue Bloods - Biology and Ecology of Horseshoe Crabs
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Sara Grady

Horseshoe crabs are unique and prehistoric creatures whose populations have declined over the past few decades due to overharvest for bait. Come learn how they are not really crabs at all, how their blue blood helps keep us all safe from infection, their shift from a bad reputation for eating clams to a good reputation for aerating our mudflats, and what state and federal fisheries management are doing to try to monitor and protect them.

Sara P. Grady, Ph.D. is the South Shore Regional Coordinator for the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program and Watershed Ecologist at the North and South Rivers Watershed Association in Norwell, MA. She received her Bachelor of Science in Aquatic Biology from Brown University in 2001 and spent her junior year participating in Northeastern's East/West Marine Biology Program (now Three Seas). She earned her Ph.D. in Biology from the Boston University Marine Program in Woods Hole in 2006 with a dissertation on horseshoe crab population ecology on Cape Cod. Her specialties include coastal and estuarine ecology, invertebrate zoology, and ecological restoration.

Officer meeting

First Wednesday of every month
Location: Varies

Every month there is also a meeting where the officers discuss club issues. It is held at a different place each month, usually at a member's house, restaurant or other informal setting.

It is open to the membership, and is the perfect opportunity to bring up issues directly to the board. if you would like to attend, ask an officer and they'll let you know the location for that month.