Sept. 28 InSTEP Science Lecture Explores Fish Feeding

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Ralph Turingan, Florida Institute of Technology professor of biological sciences, will present “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Gulp!: The Biology & Physics of Fish Feeding” on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. The presentation will be held in the auditorium of Merritt Island High School. Part of Florida Tech’s Integrated Science Teaching Enhancement Partnership (InSTEP) Ocean Discovery Seminar Series, the lecture is free and open to the public.

Turingan will discuss the biomechanics of prey-capture and how the feeding mechanism responds to the demands of growth and different environmental conditions.

InSTEP is funded by two grants totaling nearly $3.4 million to Florida Tech from the National Science Foundation. The program enables university graduate students and faculty to work with science teachers in Brevard Public Schools to develop inquiry-based lesson plans.

For more information, contact InSTEP Director Richard Tankersley at (321) 674-8195 or at


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