Welcome shell collectors & shell crafters!

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.  At this month’s meeting, on Weds., April 8th, we welcome Rebecca Mensch from the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. Her presentation is entitled “The Giant and Colossal Squids”, and is a presentation about the two largest invertebrates on Earth. It deals with interesting facts, the history of our study of them, and the overwhelming lack of knowledge about them.
Rebecca Mensch, M.S., hails from Chicago and has lived the past few years in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated with honors from Auckland University of Technology, where she studied under the tutelage of world renowned giant squid expert, Dr. Steve O’Shea. She received her B.S. (Marine Biology) from Florida Institute of Technology. A Squid expert, a university instructor and an experienced diver, Rebecca is versed in providing tank care for both salt water and freshwater vertebrates and invertebrates, and is in charge of animal husbandry at the Museum.

This presentation got great reviews from our president Sonny and several others I have spoken to. Come on out and have fun!

SHELL OF THE MONTH – Conus Tribblei Walls, 1977