At 6 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2017, the Marco Island Shell Club will host guest speaker Dr. Gary Schmelz, who will present a fascinating program entitled, “Solomon Islands Adventures – a Return to Bali Hai.” Dr. Schmelz will incorporate into the seminar photographs he had taken during his travels there.
Dr. Schmelz is a field research associate with the University of Florida, where his main investigative interests are in the area of paleomalocology. To date, he has described 35 new species of fossil marine mollusks. Dr. Schmelz was a former professor at Florida Southwestern State College, where he taught marine biology, oceanography, ecology, and biology.
The seminar is open to the public, and will be followed by light refreshments. The event will be held at the United Church of Marco, 320 N. Barfield Drive, Marco Island.
For more information about the Marco Island Shell Club, visit marcoshellclub.com.