Lectures At The Lagoon: Marianne Porter – Tuning Fish: Changing Skeletons and Swimming Registration
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Lectures At The Lagoon: Marianne Porter – Tuning Fish: Changing Skeletons and Swimming
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Last Day To Register
4/24/2020 3:40 PM
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26°45'49" N  80°3'2" W
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Join Manatee Lagoon’s Manatee Masters and an expert speaker for a lecture to learn about a new topic each month! Advance registration is recommended, although not required. This helps Manatee Lagoon with tracking the number of visitors we receive and plan for seating.

This month: Manatee Lagoon is partnering with Florida Atlantic University’s “Frontiers in Science” public lecture series to offer a special lecture at Manatee Lagoon on Friday, April 24, presented by Marianna Porter, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at FAU. How do animals tune, or dynamically adjust, their movements using their skin and skeletons? This research investigates the contributions of the shark cartilaginous vertebral column, skin, and animal movements that tune the body during swimming. Shark vertebrae work as springs, which store and return energy based on the species specific arrangement of mineral in the cartilage. Shark skin contains mineralized teeth, that make it feel like sandpaper, which are hypothesized to resist stretching. By studying these levels of organization individually, the influence of hard and soft tissues on overall swimming can be understood in many species.  

Please note, this special lecture offering will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

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