Oceans’ Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter

 Stone Harbor, NJ – World renowned author and scientist, Dr. Ellen Prager, is scheduled to present at the Wetlands Institute on Tuesday, July 24 at 6:00PM.  Prager is a marine scientist and author of numerous popular science and children’s books, and is widely recognized for her ability to make ocean and earth science entertaining and understandable to a broad audience.

The presentation will feature fun stories and images from Prager’s newest book “Sex, Drugs and Sea Slime: The Oceans’ Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter”.  The book and presentation highlight the strange cast of characters that inhabit the oceans’ depths and how they are connected to society in everything from our food supply to the economy, jobs and in biomedical research and biotechnology.  From the tiny voracious arrow worms, to the “sexual” sea slug, Prager will provide an entertaining ocean tell-all and a realistic look at why we all should care about the loss of species in the area.

Dr. Prager is a former chief scientist of Aquarius Reef Base, the world’s only undersea laboratory in the Florida Keys, and was at one time the assistant dean at the University of Miami Rosentiel School.  Prager has traveled to exotic locales to research coral reefs, is a frequently requested public speaker and has appeared as an expert on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Discovery and more.

The presentation is set for Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the Wetlands Institute starting at 6:00PM.  Admission will be $8 for Wetlands Institute members ($9 for Nonmembers).  For more information on Dr. Prager, please visit her website at:  www.earth2ocean.net.