Three from Senegal: Conus mercator Linnaeus, 1758 • Cypraea zonaria Gmelin, 1791 • Persicula persicula Lamarck, 1822
This month, on Wednesday, June 12th, we are happy to have as our speaker Dr. James Wood, who will do a presentation on his favorite invertebrates, the cephalopods. This class of mollusks, which includes octopuses, squid, cuttlefish and nautiluses, can change color faster than a chameleon. They can also change texture and body shape, and, and if those camouflage techniques don’t work, they can still “disappear” in a cloud of ink. They have inspired legends and stories throughout history and are thought to be the most intelligent of invertebrates.
Dr. James Wood is a scientist, educator, author, underwater photographer, and webmaster. He hosts his own webpage on cephalopods (see http://www.thecephalopodpage.org/).
Come enjoy a program about these beautiful and elusive animals (they are always fun to find while snorkeling/diving).