Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 N.E. 6th Street, Pompano Beach, Florida 33060, 954-786-4111. Doors open at 6:30pm when all can enjoy the Raffle Table, Sand Flea Market, and Library. The main program commences at about 7PM. All are invited! At this month’s meeting, on Wednesday, September 10th, we welcome one of our 2013 BSC scholarship recipients Chelsea Bennice. Her project is the study of the coexistence and interaction between two species of octopus that live under the Blue Heron Bridge in Lake Worth. She is trying to determine how the 2 octopi present, the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) and the Atlantic longarm octopus (Macrotritopus defilippi), act and interact with each other, and what type of niche partitioning they present in the wild in Lake Worth Lagoon.
Shell of the Month: Latiaxis japonicus Dunker 1882, live taken by net 15 meters deep near Aliguay Island, Philippines, February 2014. Growth series of three to 28mm. Donated by Richard Kent