Southwest Florida Fossil Society

"To Inform and Educate"
THE PURPOSE OF THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOSSIL SOCIETY, INC.
is to promote and foster the science of paleontology through the collection, identification and preservation of fossil remains and providing a regional forum for education, training and experience in the scientific field.
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March 11th, 2017 7:00 pm

THE SOCIETY'S GUEST SPEAKER FOR MARCH IS GUY MEANS ASSISTANT STATE GEOLOGIST THIS IS PART OF OUR LECTURE SERIES SPEAKERS.

Guy H. ("Harley") Means was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. He attended Florida State University where he received both a bachelor and Master of Science degree in geology. He is a licensed Professional Geologist and has been employed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Office of the Florida Geological Survey (FGS), in Tallahassee for over fifteen years. He currently is the Assistant State Geologist for the Geological Investigations Section. His research interests include: stratigraphy, paleontology, karst, geoarchaeology and the hydrogeology of Florida's numerous springs. This will be a great presentation you don't want to miss and is part of our lecture series. Means has published numerous articles and scientific publications on many aspects of Florida's geology, paleontology, and archeology. This will be a great presentation you don't want to miss see you there.

April 8th, 2017 7:00 pm

THIS IS ONE OF OUR LECTURE SERIES PRESENTATIONS YOU DONT WANT TO MISS THIS EDUCATIONAL AND ENGAGING TALK ON SHARKS.

Jose I. Castro is a research scientist and shark specialist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a position he has held since 1989. Concurrently with that position, he was also a senior scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory from 2000 to 2013, working with Eugenie Clarke who founded mote marine, she passed away last year Jose is finishing a book she started. Prior to joining NOAA, he was a shark specialist for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. He was a major in the USAF flying KC-135s in the Strategic Air Command, C-141s, and C-5As in the Air Force Reserve. He is the author of numerous articles on sharks in the scientific literature. He is the author of a well-known field guide to the sharks of North America. His latest book is The Sharks of North America, was published by Oxford University Press in 2011. You do not want to miss this presentation on sharks, this will be informative and engaging to cap off and coincide with the Venice shark tooth festival.


April has always been shark extravaganza month for SFFS and the celebration of sharks and there conservation.
 
Watch "Good Question: Why is Venice the 'shark's tooth capital of the world?'" on YouTube
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