Dive in with Liz and Sylvia

'Dive in with Liz and Sylvia'

Megan Davis, Ph.D., research professor at FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, will join Sylvia Earle, Ph.D, in a zoom-based show called "Dive in With Liz and Sylvia" on May 4 to chat about her work on the conservation of queen conch.

For four decades, Davis has lead the FAU Harbor Branch Queen Conch Lab, studying the queen conch life cycle and innovating ways to save the species. She is the world’s expert on queen conch aquaculture, or farming, and has designed, implemented, and operated community-based queen conch hatcheries throughout the Caribbean. She empowers communities grow their own conch for restoration and conservation. Her work enhances the blue economy by providing jobs for local staff and diversified incomes for fisherfolk. In addition, she proposes that restoration of this keystone herbivore into seagrass habitats will assist with carbon sequestration, aiding in important international climate change mitigation efforts. Davis and her team are involved in projects in Florida, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Curacao, Jamaica and several other Caribbean nations, working to bring solutions to the escalating species decline.

“Dive in with Sylvia & Liz” is a casual, free-flowing, and educational conversation and encourages ocean enthusiasts of all ages to text or call in. After a short presentation, Sylvia and Liz will take questions from the attendees.

The show can be viewed on the Youtube channel Ocean Elders.

If you would like more information, please contact us at dorcommunications@fau.edu.