Fla. Museum offers ‘Science Sundays’ presentation on manatees March 18

March 12th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Learn what a combined experience of 60 years working with manatees has taught authors Roger Reep and Robert Bonde. The Florida Museum of Natural History will host the authors from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 18 as they discuss topics in their book “The Florida Manatee: Biology and Conservation.” A book signing will follow the presentation.

The lecture is part of the Florida Museum’s ongoing “Science Sundays” series. The next presentation, “Nature’s Laboratory” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on April 15, explores how environmental factors helped shape the evolution of the Florida cottonmouth’s venom.

For more information on the “Science Sundays” series, call (352) 846-2000, ext. 246 or visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/science_sundays.htm.

Contact: Paul Ramey, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu
Writer: Christine Eschenfelder