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Scientist Prager ’84 Speaks to Students about Marine Research, Books

Olivia DrakeOctober 19, 20153min

Marine scientist and author Ellen Prager ’84 came to the Exley Science Center on Oct. 8 to talk about her recent research and writing. Discussing her book Sex Drugs and Sea Slime: The Ocean’s Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter, she entertained a crowd of Wesleyan students and faculty with stories from her work in the Galapagos and as researcher at the Aquarius undersea laboratory off Key Largo, Fla. Lately, Prager has ventured into the realm of children’s fiction in order to spread awareness about the ocean’s most pressing issues. Her most recent children’s book, The Shark Whisperer, was published in May 2015.

Peter Patton, the Alan. M. Dachs Professor of Science, professor of earth and environmental sciences, professor of environmental studies, introduced Prager to the audience.

(Article by Andrew Logan ’18. Photos by Will Barr ’19)


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