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Biodiversity of Coral Reefs: The inside story, Dr. Gustav Pauley, Thurs., December 11, 7 p.m., Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture

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Join us for a timely Evenings at Whitney Lecture, “Biodiversity of Coral Reefs: the Inside Story” with Dr. Gustav Pauley, curator of marine invertebrates, at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7 p.m. Coral reefs are potentially the most diverse marine habitats on Earth and the Indo West Pacific (IWP) region, Guam,…

UF Graduate Jazz Quintet Jazz Concert! Sunday, Nov 16th, 2 p.m. Tickets Available Here

Join us for Jazz! On Sunday November 16th, at 2 pm, accomplished professional musicians Scott Wilson, David Becker, and Clyde Conner will play a variety of Jazz standards – they will be joined by special guest Ben Grier, Tenor Saxophonist in the UF Jazz Band.  Tickets for the concert are $10- To purchase online tickets: http://uffuflevents.imodules.com/whitneylabjazz…

Visiting Scientists of Fall 2014

Dr. Marc Servetnick

The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience regularly hosts visiting scientists from around the world to work and collaborate with its resident researchers. Last month, the Martindale lab welcomed sabbatical visitor Dr. Marc Servetnick, a professor at the University of Washington, Bothell. Marc recently moved to Bothell in order to establish an undergraduate biology program. Having taught developmental biology…

What Glows Below: Bioluminescence and Fluorescence of Deep- Sea Organisms, October 9th Evening Lecture, Dr. Steven Haddock, Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Sometimes the deep-sea is portrayed as a dark and lifeless environment. While it is a challenging environment, it is full of amazing life forms–especially jelly-like drifters–many of which are new to science.  Although they are not lit by light from the sun, the sea is full of flashes and glows caused by the organisms themselves.   …

2014 Carl and Marcella Matthaei Ecological Scholar, Bernadette Holthius

  The Matanzas River Basin is a remarkable ecosystem, and the Whitney Lab’s campus is strategically located with easy access to numerous and diverse habitats set out along the Florida coast. The establishment of the Carl and Marcella Matthaei Ecological Scholarship Fund at the Whitney Lab provides support for scientists-in-training to have access to this…

40th Anniversary Special Lecture: Jellyfish Have Eyes, the Narrative Nature of Science, Dr. Joram Piatigorsky, October 23rd, 7 pm

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“Jellyfish Have Eyes, the Narrative Nature of Science,” Joram Piatigorsky, author, scientist and world renowned vision researcher will be giving the Whitney Laboratory 40th Anniversary Special Guest Lecture. “Jellyfish Have Eyes,” a novel, is the story of Dr. Ricardo Sztein, an award-winning scientist, who ventures to the tropics to study jellyfish eyes and makes astonishing discoveries on…