Invertebrates of Barnegat Bay at April 14 Science Saturday

Mantis Shrimp, Squilla Empusa.

No backbone, no problem. This coming weekend’s Science Saturday is all about invertebrates.

Join Capt. Alex Majewski of Lighthouse Sportfishing LLC from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this Saturday, April 14, at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies as he discusses invertebrates local to LBI.

As LBIF marketing and programs associate Jillian Schratz explained, “Everyone knows Barnegat Bay is home to clams, oysters and blue crabs. What you might not know is that the bay is also home to numerous other fascinating invertebrates, like the mantis shrimp, comb jellies and more!”

Majewski, who is also a member of the LBIF Science Committee, “will show you the many other invertebrates Barnegat Bay has to offer,” Schratz added.

Science Saturday, now in its 12th season, invites experts to speak about pressing scientific, ecological and sustainability issues that directly affect the shore environment and community. A schedule of all upcoming lectures is available online at Presentations run through April 28.

No registration is required. Admission is free for Foundation members. A $5 donation per person is requested from all other attendees.

Breakfast treats and coffee are provided by Little Bite of Italy in Surf City.

For more information, call 609-494-1241 or visit —J.K.H.

Reposted from The Sandpaper