SBMNH Science Pub: I Eat My Research!
Paul Valentich-Scott, SBMNH's curator of malacology, will discuss a fascinating, yet poorly understood, group animals: bivalve mollusks — or clams, mussels, oysters, and scallops.
When: Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara
Cost: Not available
Age limit: 21+
Clams, mussels, oysters and scallops are sumptuous global delicacies. Humans consume over 14 million metric tons of “bivalve mollusks” every year, and they are favorites on many local menus. How fast do they grow? Are they a sustainable resource? How many types are there around the globe? Follow museum marine biologist, Paul Valentich-Scott, as he travels the world in search of new discoveries about this fascinating, yet poorly understood, group of animals.
Event posted Oct. 12, 2011
Last updated Oct. 12, 2011