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Harbor Branch Ocean Science Lecture Series

Registration is now open for the Ocean Science Lecture Series from FAU Harbor Branch. This is your chance to learn about FAU Harbor Branch’s most recent discoveries directly from the scientists and engineers who make them.

January 10: The Quest for a Marine Sponge Cell Line: A Retrospective of Sponge Biotechnology at FAU Harbor Branch - Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D.

January 17: Clam Culture in a Changing Environment - Susan Laramore, Ph.D.

January 24: Stealing Sharks and Ravaging Rays? A Scientific Delve into their Impacts on Florida Fisheries - Matt Ajemian, Ph.D.

January 31: A Bath Sponges Fable: Sponge Painting and the Lobster Season - Andia Chaves Fonnegra, Ph.D.

February 7: Coral Exploration, Conservation, and Restoration - Joshua Voss, Ph.D.

February 14: Remembering Mark Littler and His Contributions to Marine Plants and Coral Reef Ecology - Brian Lapointe, Ph.D. and M. Dennis Hanisak, Ph.D.

February 21: Health and Disease in Bottlenose Dolphins Inhabiting the Indian River Lagoon - Annie Page, DMV, Ph.D.

February 28: Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery at FAU Harbor Branch - Esther Guzmán, Ph.D.

March 6: Celebrating the Queen Conch: A Journey of Restoration with Caribbean Communities - Megan Davis, Ph.D.

April 3: FAU’s New Environment School, ECOS: Building Bridges to Advance Research and Teaching - Colin Polsky, Ph.D.

May 1: Fishers Know More Than You - Aaron Adams, Ph.D.

Lectures are held on Wednesdays at 4pm in the FAU Harbor Branch Johnson Marine Education Center Auditorium and are free and open to the public; however advance registration is required to attend.

For more information visit or call the Ocean Discovery Visitors Center at 772-242-2293.

FAU Harbor Branch

5600 US 1 North, Fort Pierce, FL 34946

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