Amazing Florida Shells and Mollusks with José H. Leal
Presented in partnership with the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum
Take a journey through the range of beautiful and beguiling specimens, diverse ecosystems, and incredible living mollusks that comprise the world of shells in our region. The east coast of Florida and the Palm Beach area are home to many of the most famous and unusual. Important questions of conservation, ecology, and economy will also be addressed as they relate to shells and mollusks. These include the management and quality of Florida’s waterways, pollution, climate change and ocean acidification, coral reefs, and tourism. José H. Leal, Ph.D. is the Science Director and Curator of the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum in Sanibel, Fla., where he has worked since 1996.