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 Wednesday, May 13, we welcome local author and underwater photographer Rob Myers with a talk on “Dangerous Marine Animals of Tropical Seas”. He will discuss dangerous and poisonous fish, invertebrates and other local things and has promised plenty of photos. Rob Myers, an avid scuba diver who has a passion for marine life, lived, went to school and worked in Guam and se Asia and now lives locally. He has recently created an application for iphones and ipads called Reef Fish Identification Florida-Caribbean. As an author and photographer, he has written or co-authored numerous books on coral reef fishes and other marine life including: “Micronesian Reef Fishes”, “Coral Reef Fishes”, “Coral Reef Guide – Red Sea”, and “Dangerous Marine Animals”. Two years ago he started collaborating with local malacologist and geologist Ed Petuch on books on marine mollusks. This resulted in the book “Molluscan Communities of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Areas”. They have also named/co-authored several new species of mollusks. And their latest book collaboration, “The Living and Fossil Busycon Whelks: Iconic Mollusks of Eastern North America” has recently been accepted by Conchbooks for publication.
MAY SHELL OF THE MONTH – 2 Specimens Cypraea Argus Linné, 1758