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Chapter Event - Southern Florida

Anchors and Atolls with Jack Grove, PhD, FN ‘96

Join us on Saturday, April 26 for a very special gathering - an afternoon in the Florida Keys with Jack Grove, Ph.D., FN 96, a leading authority on the fishes and marine environments of the eastern tropical Pacific. For seven years he lived in the Galápagos, where he carried out extensive marine biological studies. In 1997, his comprehensive volume The Fishes of the Galápagos Islands was published and in that same year, he received his Ph.D. from Pacific Western University.

A true adventurer and Fellow of The Explorers Club, Jack has led numerous expeditions to the remote corners of the world, participating in polar expeditions as a marine naturalist, photographer, and expedition leader, as well as working with noted scientists and explorers, such as Jean-Michel Cousteau. Jack is an avid scuba diver, certified dive master, and dedicated conservationist. In 2002, he was one of 57 scientists invited by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) to participate in a conference in Hanoi to discuss a strategy for the preservation of marine biodiversity. When not traveling, he manages his own photography business in the Florida Keys. The list of destinations his photographs have captured is exhausting, and ranges from the North Pole to Antarctica. Jack has been featured in television and news interviews that span the globe, from the Gibraltar Broadcast Corporation to Marlin Perkins’s Wild Kingdom and, ABC News Day One with Forest Sawyer. The BBC named Jack underwater photographer of the year in 1990. He lives in the Florida Keys, as close to a living coral reef as he could get anywhere in the continental US.

Join us at Jacks home in Taverier, Florida Keys for an afternoon of genial atmosphere and a presentation of one of Jacks favorite subjects Pacific atolls. His talk will cover: " Discovery of a ship wreck in the Pitcairn Island Group " Overview of 12 expeditions across the tropical Pacific since 1984 " Pitcairn Island and the Mutineers of the HMS Bounty " The 1998 discovery of the wreck of the Acadia, which disappeared in 1890 " The 1999 salvage of the main anchor of the Acadia and the connection to the Christian family on Pitcairn " Ocean currents of the Pacific " Formation of atolls " Status of coral reefs globally "

Date: 04/26/2014

Time: 3:00pm

Location: Home of Jack Grove - Tavenier, FL, 33070

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Tickets are $40 per person. Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

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