PechaKucha Presentation

Join Andy Brosnan as he recaps his life in Montauk and his journey into marine biology. He describes the local marine life that can be found locally and explains their importance in the ecosystem, as well as the boats used to make these important excursions.

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Words From An Aquarist

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Saltwater aquarist Daniel Churchman takes care of fish for a living, and he has raised over twenty sharks, skates, and rays. Many people view sharks as dangerous and scary, but Daniel is here to debunk these common misconceptions and reveal the truth behind these myterious, curious creatures. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 19, 2014.

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Life on the Great Barrier Reef

@ VOL 4 ON SEP 07, 2013

"When I dive in the Great Barrier Reef, there is such a sensation of peace and tranquility and a sense of connection with nature. It is one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had anywhere in the world."

In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 4, David Wachefeld speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it. 

In our time of ever growing environmental awareness to the degradation of coral reefs, David ignores the negativity of controversial issues related to the Great Barrier Reef but instead focuses on its beauty and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein. 

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Fly Fishing: More Than Fish

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Raymon Poff knows that there is more to fishing than just catching fish. It is also about the experiences, the gear, and the people you are with. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 16, 2014. 

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Monsters of the Deep:Big and Small

@ VOL 5 ON OCT 28, 2014

Flagler professor Ed McGinley gives us a little insight at what we can find at the bottom of the ocean. From Dumbo octopus to bottom dwellers, there are more species at the bottom of the ocean than we can count. However, because of how we treat our trash, that ends up killing these uniqu looking creatures before we even get to discover them. 

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Building a Better Buoy

@ VOL 9 ON MAR 24, 2016

Artist, engineer, and Marine Mammal rescue volunteer, Doug Ross saw a need, and set out to fill it. In this presentation he shares his experience designing and developing "David Buoy," a streamlined tracking device to help rescuers track and assist whales trapped in fishing lines and other human debris.

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Beachcombing in the South East, My Search for a Sea Bean

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Andy Dinsdale’s work beach combing and beach cleaning connects the marine debris found on the strandline with the human actions involved upstream.

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Crinoids & Meditation

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

"I don't think about anything else...I'm just looking down and finding the beauty and meditating..."

In Crinoids & Meditation At PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 7, Alan Palmer talks about his journey in finding his meditative method through collecting crinoids, the fossils left behind by primordial marine organisms, on the shores of Lake Michigan. He also shares a brief history of these ancient sea creatures as well as the connection between his hobby and meditation in his life. 

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Seahorses: enigmatic, enchanting, and endangered

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 16, 2017

Suzie Saunders has studied marine biology at the University of Aberdeen and specialises in the aquaculture of fish. Her presentation gives a brief insight into the enchanting lives of seahorses and the struggles of seahorse conservastion.

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The Reef Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 15, 2018

Assistant Director of Tourism and Reef Education Fiona Merida will present to you on a topic known in her world of marine biology as shifting baselines.