The November Lunch & Learn series will be having guest speaker Dr. Andrew Thaler, CEO of Blackbeard Biologic: Science and Environmental Advisors, on Monday, November 6 at noon at the St. Michaels Branch.
There will also be a miniature museum of deep-sea animals, including a giant deep-sea isopod, the world’s largest pillbug. St. Michaels is currently one of the few places in the country where you can see one of these enormous animals.
In this mini museum, library patrons can get close to a giant isopod, deep-sea tube worms from hydrothermal vents and methane seeps, blind shrimp from the world’s deepest hydrothermal vent, scale worms that survive in near boiling water, glass sponges, squat lobsters and a menagerie of other creatures from the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Margin, and Western Pacific. The deep-sea mini museum will be on display until November 30th at the St. Michaels Library.
This collection is from the research archives of Dr. Thaler. He is deep-sea ecologist and adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland Horn Point Lab and represents 20 years of deep-sea exploration, most of which was led by ecologist and the first woman to pilot the DSV Alvin, Dr. Cindy Van Dover.
The Lunch & Learn Speakers series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Coffee and dessert will be provided. For more information, visit www.tcfl.org or call 410-745-5877.