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Exploring Nature: Evening at the Edge of the Sea with Dr. Heidi Geisz

Ever wonder how a hermit crab selects a shell or how a predatory snail tracks and attacks its prey? Come join Dr. Heidi Geisz for a short course on the edge of Apalachee Bay.  Explore the many creatures that live at the interface of land and sea and discuss how they make a living in this highly variable environment.  Be ready to get muddy, of course, and enjoy yourself being in nature.  This course is designed to educate and inspire you through a hands-on experience with the strange and wonderful sea life along our pristine shores and shallows. We begin with a brief, illustrated overview of the general ecology of this part of the Gulf of Mexico, spotlighting its more intriguing habitats and organisms. After a short, guided walking tour of the Lab, we will meet some of the local marine denizens in our seawater touch-tanks. From there, we don wading shoes and walk the exposed tidal sands where an array of fascinating creatures can be seen. The evening ends in the auditorium for some Q & A, visiting and refreshments.

Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 9:00am to 12:00pm

FSU Coastal & Marine laboratory, Auditorium 3618 Highway 98, St Teresa, FL 32358

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Workshops & Seminars, Campus Recreation, Outdoor Adventures


Administration, Research, Coastal and Marine Laboratory


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Durene Gilbert

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