DID YOU GET YOUR SCIENCE ON AT THE ST. PETE SCIENCE FESTIVAL?!
Friday and Saturday, October 20th and 21st was the 6th Annual St. Petersburg Science Festival. And our lab was right in the middle of the excitement sharing our DEEPEND CONSORTIUM research and work with all the families, friends, and colleagues who came out and joined in the festivities in the beautiful fall weather! Did we see you there? We hope so! And we hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about what we accomplish at DEEPEND.
We had several animal specimens of the strange and bizarre creatures we bring up from the deep sea. Our huge, colored banner displayed many of the fishes, cephalopods, siphonophores, and crustaceans we research from the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. We played matching games with micro-photographs of deep-sea animals! Did you get to see through our simulated submarine portholes illustrating how the color spectrum changes with water depth? We had winners through out Saturday guessing the right number of Sergestes shrimp in a specimen jar AND Cyclothone fish in their jar. An awesome time was had by all!
Thank you, USF St. Petersburg campus, for hosting this very fun and educational event. The Judkins’ Invertebrate Lab had a successful time sharing our projects and speaking about deep-sea research with all of the visitors at this year’s festival.
Posted on October 24, 2016