Amos to show ‘head shots’ at a public lecture tonight
Don’t miss an informative talk by animal rehabilitator and beach monitor Tony Amos tonight, Thursday, Jan. 19.
Amos will present, “Off the Top of My Head, Literally: TonyCam looks at the sea, sky, beach and birds” in the University of Texas Marine Science Institute Visitor Center auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
A retired research fellow from UTMSI, Amos has continued performing long-term beach observations on Mustang and San Jose islands, as well as directing the Animal Rehabilitation Keep, housed on the UTMSI grounds. He has worn a “ GoPro” HD video camera while working to rescue, rehabilitate and release animals over the past two years. His camera, dubbed “TonyCam” by those at the ARK, has captured informative, amusing and fun sequences, including a few gaffes. He has filmed sea turtles underwater zipping off to freedom, a floating sea of marine debris, blowing sand, red, blue and green “tides,” handling of some large animals and a series of unintentional humorous operator self-portraits.
The 2012 Public Lecture Series will be held most Thursdays through March. Watch the South Jetty for additional lecture dates and topics. The talks are free and open to the public.
For more information about the UTMSI, visit www.utmsi. utexas.edu/outreach.html.
The next talk, slated for Jan. 26 will be “Temperature and Fiddler Crabs, or how would Winter Texans deal with Port Aransas summers?” by Dr. Pablo Munguia.