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MDC News

Lecture On Florida Manatees

Dec 3rd, 2016 | Category: Lecture Series, MDC News
Lecture  On Florida Manatees

Tripp will discuss manatee migration during the winter months, manatee population and mortality in Florida, and a variety of significant manatee facts. In addition, she will discuss manatee advocacy and policy making, as well as the importance of protecting coastal lands and waters for the species’ survival.

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Make a gift today!

Nov 28th, 2016 | Category: MDC News
Make a  gift today!

With your help, the Marine Discovery Center fights for the Indian River Lagoon for the people who enjoy it and the plants and animals that live here. The Marine Discovery Center has a golden future, but right now, after nearly two decades of critical service, the MDC is in dire need of your financial support….

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Full “Perigee” Moon Tours

Nov 9th, 2016 | Category: Announcements, MDC News, Tours

November’s Full Moon is a “Perigee” Moon—when the Moon reaches the point in its orbit that is closest to Earth. This is popularly called a “Supermoon.” In addition, this Perigee Moon (or, Supermoon) will also nearer to Earth than it’s been since January 26, 1948.

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MDC Lecture, Sea Level Rise

Nov 8th, 2016 | Category: Lecture Series, MDC News
MDC Lecture, Sea Level Rise

Dr. Jason Evans will be the guest speaker for the November lecture at the Marine Discovery Center and will present on the topic: “Can We Keep Our Heads Above Water? Sea Level Rise Planning Across the Southeast United States.”

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Watch out for migrating manatees!

Nov 8th, 2016 | Category: Announcements, MDC News
Watch out for migrating manatees!

With the onset of the manatee migration, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds people in boats and personal watercraft to slow down to avoid manatees, particularly in shallow areas. Many seasonal manatee protection zones also go into effect as of Nov. 15.

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MDC October Lecture

Oct 12th, 2016 | Category: Lecture Series, MDC News
MDC October Lecture

This colorful program uses high resolution photography and research results to debunk the folklore, myths, and misconceptions that have plagued bats for centuries. Unfounded fears, often fueled by grossly over-stated disease risk and other misinformation, are major contributors to the dramatic decline in world-wide bat populations.

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Shark Expert George Burgess Discusses Plight Of His Favorite Species

Oct 11th, 2016 | Category: Coastal Corner, MDC News
Shark Expert George Burgess Discusses Plight Of His Favorite Species

When George Burgess talks about sharks, everybody listens – especially whenever he visits New Smyrna Beach, the so-called “Shark Bite Capital of the World.” Burgess is the director of the Florida Program for Shark Research at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Fla. He is also the web editor of the International Shark….

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MDC Lecture Series, Sept. 2016

Sep 3rd, 2016 | Category: Lecture Series, MDC News

Making Science A Community Effort Dr. Debra Woodall, director of the Institute of Marine and Environmental Studies (IMES) at Daytona State College, will be the guest speaker for MDC’s September Lecture. Woodall will present on the topic, “Making Science A Community Effort” and will discuss the focus of Daytona State’s IMES program, as well as….

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Sh.O.R.E. Symposium 2016

Aug 31st, 2016 | Category: Announcements, MDC News
Sh.O.R.E. Symposium 2016

Second Annual Sh.O.R.E. Symposium Set For September 23 NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 31, 2016 – The Marine Discovery Center and Daytona State College will again host Sh.O.R.E. – Sharing Our Research with Everyone — an annual symposium designed to address current issues and research relating to the Indian River Lagoon (IRL). The second annual,….

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Coastal Naturalist dates are set!

Aug 25th, 2016 | Category: Education, MDC News
Coastal Naturalist dates are set!

The Florida Master Naturalist Program presented by Florida Master Naturalist – Coastal Systems Module Day 1 Friday, October 7, 2016 Day 2 Friday, October 14, 2016 Day 3 Friday, October 21, 2016 Day 4 Friday, October 28, 2016 Day 5 Friday, November 4, 2016 Day 6 Friday, November 11, 2016 ~ Daily from 9AM-4PM ~….

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