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Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum to present next lecture in anniversary series

By Staff | Jul 24, 2021

Rebecca Mensch. PHOTO PROVIDED

In celebration of its 25-year anniversary milestone, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is presenting a lecture series available virtually and free of charge via Zoom. Extending through the fall, it will spotlight some of the diverse connections between shells and different fields of human endeavor.

The upcoming lecture in the “Celebrating 25 Years” series is:

• July 27 at 5 p.m.: “Supersized Squid” with Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum’s Senior Marine Biologist Rebecca Mensch

Mensch will present a program about the giant squid and the colossal squid. For millennia, the giant squid has captured the imagination and inspired tales of sea beasts such as the kraken. Because of the extreme depths the magnificent mollusks live in, many questions about the animals have gone unanswered until the last two decades. With recent advances in technology, many mysteries of the two extraordinary mollusks are finally beginning to be revealed, but there is still much to learn. Mensch will share new findings and images to tell the unique story of the supersized squid.

The series is free, but advance registration is required at ShellMuseum.org.