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. All are invited, new members always welcome! The next meeting is Wednesday, September 12.
Chelsea Bennice is a Ph.D. candidate at Florida Atlantic University. Her research focus is in animal behavioral ecology. She is interested in the behavioral and ecological dynamics of multiple species and how these dynamics are responsible for community structure and the biodiversity of ecosystems. Chelsea received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. Before graduate school, she completed an internship and a research assistantship at the Marine Biological Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Roger Hanlon on cephalopod behavior. Chelsea’s master’s work at FAU focused on the role of habitat architecture of pelagic Sargassum seaweed and how it in uenced habitat selection of shes and shrimp. Chelsea’s Ph.D. research focuses on determining the niche partitioning mechanisms used by two octopus species to facilitate coexistence in a shallow South Florida habitat. The following aspects are being examined: (1) spatial distribution of occupied dens, (2) in uence of habitat heterogeneity for micro- and immediate habitat, (3) foraging behaviors, (4) foraging times and (5) diet. Chelsea is excited to share her ndings of dynamic octopus behaviors with the Broward Shell Club community!
FORMS AND RULES FOR THE 2017 ANNUAL SHELL SHOW WILL BE FOUND ON THE SHELL SHOW PAGE
SHELL OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER
Conus amadis castaneofasciata Dautzenberg, 1937