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August General Meeting

  • August 06, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom meeting

USA Dive Club members and their guests are invited to attend a virtual meeting using Zoom.

You must register in advance for this meeting. Click on the link below to register. Members bringing a guest should send the guest's name and email address to president@usadiveclub.org so the guest's registration will be approved. Members and guests must register using this link.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArcuqppz4iGNKcwFPbHPCkV5fYBIK2T0dn

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to click when it is time to join the meeting. You must register before 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.

Please join the meeting a little early to allow time to admit people from the waiting room before the meeting starts.

We will start the meeting with 15 minutes of social time so we can catch up with our friends. Then we will turn the meeting over to our speaker.

Program:

Manta Rays

By Jessica Pate

Jessica is the Founder and Lead Scientist of the Florida Manta Project in the Marine Megafauna Foundation (https://marinemegafaunafoundation.orgJessica Pate/).

Jessica has an undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a graduate degree from Florida Atlantic University. She has studied sea turtles in Florida, Central America, and West Africa. She has also taught marine biology on traditionally rigged schooners and has crossed the Atlantic Ocean by sail. In 2016, Jessica started the Florida Manta Project to study the biology and ecology of manta rays in South Florida.

Jessica will be talking about manta ray biology and global manta ray conservation, as well what discoveries that she has made about Florida’s manta rays. You will also find out how to become a citizen scientist and contribute to important manta ray research!


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