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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Learn what a combined experience of 60 years working with manatees has taught authors Roger Reep and Robert Bonde. The Florida Museum of Natural History will host the authors from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 18 as they discuss topics in their book “The Florida Manatee: Biology and Conservation.” A book signing will follow the presentation.

The lecture is part of the Florida Museum’s ongoing “Science Sundays” series. The next presentation, “Nature’s Laboratory” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on April 15, explores how environmental factors helped shape the evolution of the Florida cottonmouth’s venom.

For more information on the “Science Sundays” series, call (352) 846-2000, ext. 246 or visit

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Writer: Christine Eschenfelder