Squid Empire Lecture and Book Signing

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Danna Staaf Squid Empire Lecture and Book Signing

October 22: 7-8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 
Author: Danna Staaf
Squid Empire is an epic adventure spanning hundreds of millions of years, from the marine life of the primordial ocean to the calamari on tonight’s menu. Anyone who enjoys the undersea world—along with all those obsessed with things prehistoric—will be interested in the sometimes enormous, often bizarre cephalopod creatures that ruled the seas long before the first dinosaurs.

Be sure to arrive at 6:30 p.m. (before the lecture starts) for special cephalopod experiences: 

  • Meet and chat with our octopus caretaker Aquarist Kaelie in the Hall of Fishes
  • See unique cephalopod specimens specially selected from the Scripps Oceanographic collections and learn about these seldom-seen creatures at Oddities
  • Get an inside look at a Market Squid dissection and become a squid anatomy expert

Purchase Squid Empire at the Birch Aquarium Gift Shop and receive priority seating at the event. 

This event is part of Cephalopod Celebration!

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Members: Free
Public: $15
Student & Educator: $8
VIP Experience: Details to come

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