Topic Covers Stone Crabs, Blue Crabs and Lobsters

Keys History & Discovery Center PresentsEnvironmental Threats to Florida’s Iconic Crustaceans, a live online lecture on Wednesday, May 13, 6 p.m., with the Mote Marine Laboratory’s Philip Gravinese, Ph.D., a Postdoctoral Fellow.

The spiny lobster, stone crab and blue crab fisheries industry has an annual multi-million-dollar economic impact and are an iconic part of the Florida Keys and South Florida’s culture and history. Join us online as Dr. Gravinese discusses how South Florida’s celebrated crustacean fisheries can be affected by stressors that threaten Florida’s coastal environments. Learn about Mote Marine Laboratory’s exciting and ongoing research specific to stone crab and spiny lobster. The research is attempting to characterize how these species may respond to the potential environmental changes that threaten their sustainability.

To participate in the live online lecture, go to to register. Instructions for the GoToWebinar platform being utilized are provided. Viewers will be able to interact with the speaker and participate in a Q&A session at the end of the presentation. Access is available via computer or by downloading the mobile app.

For further information, call 305-922-2237 or e-mail