APRIL 2017 GUEST SPEAKER – ANNE DUPONT

"LIVING SEA SHELLS OF FLORIDA AND THE CARIBBEAN"

By Anne DuPont

Amidst the many wonders of the reef exist vibrant shells, full of life, in many shapes, textures and colors. The presentation will show the underwater beauty of living sea shells in their natural environment, and some of the common mollusks that you would see on a Florida or Caribbean dive. “Living Sea Shells” will take you on a visually stimulating and educational journey to help you expand your underwater portfolio.

What’s that “frilly” thing you saw on your last dive? (PHOTO ABOVE) . . . It’s a living sea shell, the Atlantic Yellow Cowrie.

To see more, come to our SFUPS meeting in April.

Anne is one of the co-authors of “Caribbean Sea Slugs, a field guide to the opisthobranch mollusks from the tropical northwestern Atlantic.”

She is a Museum Associate in Malacology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and a volunteer with the Florida Natural History Museum.

She is on the speaker’s bureau for Palm Beach County, giving presentation on the underwater life found in Lake Worth Lagoon.

Her photos have been published in numerous books, magazines, and educational DVDs. Her favorite pastime is diving in Lake Worth Lagoon and photographing the Mollusks found there.


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