Palm Bay Lecture: Secret Lives of Spiny LobsterRevealed!

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Dr. William Herrnkind of the Florida State University Department of Biological Sciences, will present “The Secret Life of Spiny
Lobsters — Revealed!” on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Palm Bay High School Auditorium. The lecture is part of Florida Tech’s Integrated Science Teaching
Enhancement Partnership (InSTEP) program. It is free and open to the public.
Herrnkind is a marine biologist with specialties in ecology and behavior and a focus on the Caribbean spiny lobster. The National Science Foundation has
funded his investigations of this widespread, heavily fished species. His studies include juvenile habitat requirements and recruitment in the region’s
primary nursery, Florida Bay, which is supported by the Sea Grant program.
InSTEP is funded by a $1.7 million grant to Florida Tech from the National Science Foundation. The program enables university graduate students and faculty
to work with high school integrated science teachers in Brevard County public schools to develop inquiry-based learning modules.
For more information, contact Richard Tankersley co-principal investigator of InSTEP, at (321) 674-8195, or at

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