Lectures At The Lagoon: Marianne Porter – Tuning Fish: Changing Skeletons and Swimming - VIRTUAL


Lectures At The Lagoon: Marianne Porter – Tuning Fish: Changing Skeletons and Swimming - VIRTUAL
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This month: Manatee Lagoon is partnering with Florida Atlantic University’s “Frontiers in Science” public lecture series to offer a special virtual lecture on Friday, April 24, presented by Marianne 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.  

This special virtual lecture offering will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. via the Zoom platform. To watch the lecture virtually, click the link below. You will be not be able to join the Zoom meeting until 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24. 

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