KEY DEER PROTECTION ALLIANCE MEETING:
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:00 P.M.
Delgado: Queen Conch Restoration Research in the
Meeting with a Guest Presentation by Gabriel
Delgado of FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research
Institute: “Queen Conch Restoration Research in
the Florida Keys”
7:00 PM Thursday,
April 9, 2015
Lower Keys Property
Owners Building on Bogie Drive, Big Pine Key
audience will learn about the queen conch as a
marine organism, the history of the iconic
species in the Keys and FWC’s efforts to restore
the queen conch population.
Delgado is currently assistant research
scientist with FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research
Institute in Marathon and has been working on
all aspects of queen conch restoration research
since 2000. Inspired by PBS programs featuring
the work of Jacques Cousteau, he decided to
become a marine biologist as a youngster. After
high school, Delgado left New York City to study
for his undergraduate degree at the University
of Miami and then moved to UM’s Rosenstiel
School of Marine and Atmospheric Science to earn
an M.S. in Marine Biology and Fisheries.
meeting will begin at 7:00 PM at the Lower Keys
Property Owners Association Building at 1668
Bogie Drive (turn right off Watson just past the
No Name Pub and just before the bridge to No
Name Key). The public is invited, and
refreshments will be served.