Dr. Diane Nelson, marine biologist and Professor Emerita at East Tennessee State University, will present a program on “Sharks, Sea Snakes, and Some Scary Sea Creatures” at the Washington County Gray Library on Tues., July 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The program is free and suitable for all ages.
Dr. Nelson will show some of her own underwater photographs of marine life in tropical seas from the Caribbean to the Pacific Ocean. She will also bring real specimens of marine critters as well as stuffed animals, including “Shirley the Shark”, a 6ft long fish with a zipper to reveal her internal organs! Participants will be able to touch certain specimens, including shark jaws, and will be able to take a small portion of fossilized marine sediments containing fossil shark teeth. (Bring your own snack size zip lock bag.) For more information, call the library at 477-1550.