Shell Museum Online Lecture Series: Halloween Special featuring Spooky Mollusks
To celebrate Halloween and in genuine vampire-seeking fashion, Dr. José H. Leal will unmask the shocking lifestyles of ghastly and bloodcurdling mollusks. Get acquainted with vampire squid and snails, clams that live entombed for life, grave-robbing and corpse-eating snails, parasitic micromollusks addicted to blood, and other harrowing creatures of the molluscan universe. And good luck sleeping after that!
About the speaker:José H. Leal, Ph.D. has worked for the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum since 1996 and is currently the Science Director and Curator. Dr. Leal received his PhD in Marine Biology and Fisheries from the University of Miami. He has served as an Assistant Editor for Sea Frontiers Magazine, a Visiting Professor at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France, and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. Dr. Leal holds honorary faculty positions at the University of Miami and Florida Gulf Coast University, where he is an affiliate member of the Coastal Watershed Institute. He is also a past president of the American Malacological Society and of Conchologists of America, a past board member of the Florida Association of Museums, an Accreditation Peer Reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums, and editor of The Nautilus. It was through Dr. Leal's leadership that the Museum was awarded accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2010.
Shell Museum Online Lecture Series: H...
Date and Time
Wednesday Oct 20, 2021 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM EDT
This ZOOM Webinar begins at 5pm EST on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Most lectures run between 30 and 50 minutes.
Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Webinar via ZOOM - follow the link in the description!