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FLIBS17: Take a daily dive into underwater seminars

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By Dorie Cox

While most of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) takes place above the waterline, several organizations want to remind people to think of the marine life below.

To that end, each afternoon from Thursday to Sunday, show attendees are invited to hear marine scientists from local universities to discuss their latest research about coral reefs, sharks and billfish. The series of talks is billed as, “Immerse Yourself at the Coral Reef Pavilion”.

Attendees are invited to learn about important research at the Coral Reef Pavilion tent located near the center of Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on the west side of the Bahia Mar Yachting Center. Photo by Dorie Cox

The talks will be at the Coral Reef Pavilion located near the center of the show in front of the Bahia Mar Yachting Center office each afternoon at 2 p.m. and are sponsored by Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Greater Fort Lauderdale Hello Sunny, FLIBS, Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Starmark.

 

Thursday 2 p.m.

Coral Reef Exploration: The Next Frontier by Dr. Joshua Voss of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University

Friday 2 p.m.

Why I Study Sharks by Professor Neil Hammerschlag of Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at University of Miami

Saturday 2 p.m.

Living with Sharks by Dr. Kevin Boswell and Dr. Mark Bond of Marine Sciences Program at Florida International University

Sunday 2 p.m.

Shark and Billfish Research by Dr. Guy Harvey and Dr. Mahmood Shivji of Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography at Nova Southeastern University

About Dorie Cox

Dorie Cox is editor of The Triton.

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