The Marco Island Shell Club is continuing its Guest Lecturer Series on Friday, February 3, 3:00 pm, at the Marco Island Library in Rose Hall. Speaker Kristine Zikmanis is a PhD candidate at Florida International University working in the Marine Community and Behavioral Ecology Lab. Her dissertation research is focused on understanding the impacts of altered freshwater flow on juvenile bull sharks in the Ten Thousand Islands. 

Kristine Zikmanis will present her research on The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Her focus identifies this area as an important nursery for many different shark species. She will guide you through what makes a shark, what species can be found in our area and why estuaries are important habitats for these species. She will walk you through some interesting research that is being conducted on sharks in your own backyard!


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