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Screening of Cryptic Critters

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Deering Estate

16701 Southwest 72nd Avenue

Miami, FL 33157

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As part of the Speaking Sustainably Film Series, South Florida PBS (WPBT2 - WXEL) and the Deering Estate invite you to a complimentary reception and screening of Cryptic Critters on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7pm at the Deering Estate Visitor Center Theatre. Reception begins at 7pm with light snacks and beverages. The screening will begin at 7:30pm. Following the screening guests can participate in a Q&A with featured experts and the production crew. Event is free and open to the public.

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Right under the noses of thousands of scuba divers, a potential new threat appeared on the Vandenberg wreck off Key West, Florida. It is not surprising that it went unnoticed, since it is the width of a pencil eraser, barely the length of your finger, and perfectly camouflaged. Thankfully, one expert spotted it and immediately knew it didn’t belong.

It turns out it was a new species: the Vandy worm-snail. Worm-snails can be of concern because they potentially damage coral and transmit parasites that can infect sea turtles. Researchers want to know where this worm-snail came from, how it got there, and whether this is the start of the next harmful invasion.

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