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Connecting People with Nature – Ostracods

September 19, 2016@7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Free

Fireflies of the Sea and Other Night Time Wonders

Join STINAPA biologist Caren Eckrich for a talk on bioluminescence, fluorescence and coral spawning. She will clue you in on how to experience the glowing ostracod courtship displays, what you can find using UV lights and also how to get the most out of a coral spawning dive. 

Some ostracods have a light organ in which they produce luminescent chemicals. Most use the light as predation defense, while some use the light for mating (only in the Caribbean). These ostracods are called “blue sand” or “blue tears” and glow blue in the dark at night.

The talk is part of STINAPA’s Connecting People with Nature’ campaign and is open to the public and free of charge. This is one lecture in a series of regular lectures for the visitors and general public who wish to learn more about the abundant life in our National Parks. Other titles are:

Coral Reef Fish Behavior
Coral Diseases
Coral Reef Fish ID
Coral ID
Invertebrates
Mangroves and Seagrass
Corals and climate change

Details

Date:
September 19, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

STINAPA Nature Unit
Phone:
717-8444

Venue

CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Bulevard, Gobernador Nicolaas Debrot 26, Kralendijk 0, Caribbean Netherlands
Kralendijk, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles
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Phone:
+599 717 4140
Website:
http://cieebonaire.org/