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Guest speaker from Smithsonian to visit Sanibel Sea School

February 12, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Dr. Valerie Paul, director of the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce and head scientist of the Chemical Ecology Program, will visit the Sanibel Sea School on Feb. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. to give a presentation about her work related to harmful algal blooms.

Paul researches marine chemical ecology, marine plant and herbivore interactions, coral reef ecology, and the ecological roles of marine natural products. More specifically, in her coral reef ecology research she studies the impact of cyanobacterial blooms on coral reefs and the larvae of reef building corals.

"This is truly a lecture you won't want to miss, and a chance to ask an expert about toxic blue-green algae, which has affected us locally in recent months," marine educator Shannon Stainken said.

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Dr. Valerie Paul of the Smithsonian Institute will visit the Sanibel Sea School for a guest lecture.

Cost is $10 per person.

For more information or to RSVP, call 239-472-8585.

The Sanibel Sea School is at 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

 
 

 

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