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CROW presents next weekly Virtual Speaker Series program

By CROW - | Mar 10, 2021
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Presented by LCEC, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s weekly Virtual Speaker Series will continue on March 16 at 4 p.m. with “Citizen Science & Invasive Lionfish Removal” with Reef Environmental Education Foundation Education and Outreach Program Manager Madalyn Mussey.

More than 37 non-native marine fish have been documented in Florida coastal waters, most believed to be released aquarium pets. Invasive lionfish, first sighted in 1985, are the only one of the species to have become established and are now causing severe problems throughout the western Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Learn about the threats invasive marine fish pose to their non-native environments and what is being done to combat one of the most infamous invasive fish species.

The Virtual Speaker Series programs are approximately one hour in length. The talks are presented using Zoom and are limited to 100 participants, so advance registration is required. Admission is $10 per device, plus taxes and fees. To register, visit www.CROWClinic.org or CROW’s Facebook page under the “Events” tab.

Madalyn has been part of the REEF team for two years, first arriving as an intern in 2019. Accepted into a full-time position later that year, managing REEF’s education and outreach programs allows her to apply her dedication and experience in hands-on conservation education to give those around her an appreciation for the natural world and instill a long-lasting devotion toward marine conservation.

CROW’s Virtual Speaker Series will feature weekly programs, offered January through April, hosting professionals from across Southwest Florida who engage, educate and entertain participants with information about local conservation initiatives. For more information, visit www.CROWClinic.org.