Outdoor portrait of Mandy BemisContact

Florida Museum of Natural History
Special Collections Building
3207 Hull Road
Gainesville, Florida 32611
Preferred name: Mandy


Invertebrate Zoology

Research Interests

In addition to caring for the IZ collection, Mandy also dabbles in the taxonomy of phyllidiid sea slugs and has cultivated a recent interest in polyclad flatworms.

Research News

Oct 30, 2020

Beware the underwater vampires

The sea is full of vampires, animals whose sustenance comes from the blood of other animals. We highlight five bloodsuckers…

Sep 24, 2020

Five Facts: Portuguese man-of-war

The Portuguese man-of-war, Physalia physalis, is found in every ocean except the Arctic and often washes up on Florida’s coasts.…

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