Sex, drugs and sea slime program at the Wetlands Institute July 18

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“Sex, Drugs and Sea Slime: The Oceans’ “Sex, Drugs and Sea Slime: The Oceans’

This event has been postponed. The Wetlands Institute advises those who have purchased tickets for this event to contact them at 609-368-1211.

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Marine scientist and science and children’s book author Dr. Ellen Prager will speak 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at the Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd.

Prager's presentation will feature stories and images from her newest book, “Sex, Drugs and Sea Slime: The Oceans’ Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter.” The book and presentation highlight the animals that inhabit the ocean depths and how they are connected to society in everything from human food supply to the economy, jobs, biomedical research and biotechnology. From the tiny voracious arrow worms to the “sexual” sea slug, Prager will provide an entertaining ocean tell-all and a look at why we all should care about the loss of species in the area, according to event organizers.

Prager is a former chief scientist of Aquarius Reef Base, the world’s only undersea laboratory in the Florida Keys, and was the assistant dean at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School. She researched coral reefs and has appeared as an expert on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Discovery and more.

Admission is $8 for Wetlands Institute members, $9 nonmembers. For information see www.earth2ocean.net. 


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