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Shell Club to hold first meeting of season

By Staff | Oct 2, 2019


The first meeting of the 2019-2020 season for the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club will be held on Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel; doors open at 1:45 p.m. Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Science Director and Curator Dr. Jose Leal will kick off the season with a presentation entitled “Highlights from the Digital Imaging Project.” To improve the ease of access to data from its large collection of shells and preserved mollusks, the museum is undertaking a large-scale photography project. The Digital Imaging Project captures photographs of relevant specimens from the museum’s large collection of shells and preserved mollusks for online posting. Leal will discuss the project and present highlights and images of noteworthy specimens, including material from Sanibel-Captiva, other areas of Florida and the Redfern Collection of specimens from the Bahamas. Refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded. The meeting are free and open to the public.