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7/11/2016 Member News
Clearwater Marine Aquarium - Making Waves Speaker Series

Clearwater Marine Aquarium “Making Waves” Speaker Series:
Cutting through Conservation Issues

• Free educational seminar on Thursday, July 21st
• Featured Speaker: Dr. Gregg Poulakis
• Topic: Local fish populations and environmental threats

Clearwater, FL (July 8, 2016)
–Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) will feature Dr. Gregg Poulakis and his research regarding stingrays and sawfish during the July session of the free Making Waves Speaker Series.

Dr. Gregg Poulakis earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences at State University of New York at Oswego, his M.S. in Marine Biology at Florida Tech, and his Ph.D. in Oceanography at Florida Tech. He has worked at the Charlotte Harbor Field Laboratory of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission since 1997. Dr. Poulakis is currently researching smalltooth sawfish and cownose rays. Little was known about the smalltooth sawfish before its population declined. Dr. Poulakis’s research is crucial to developing management strategies for the recovery of the species.

This free speaker series is geared toward anyone wanting to learn more about marine life and conservation and is open to guests of all ages. To learn more about upcoming sessions, visit our website here:

6.00pm              Welcome and refreshments provided by Costco Wholesale
6.30 – 7.30pm   CMA featured speaker, Dr. Gregg Poulakis
7.30 – 8.00pm   Q & A session

Clearwater Marine Aquarium 
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL