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Naturally Speaking Series Welcomes National Geographic Emerging Explorer

May 16 Talk by Speaker David Gruber presents ‘Glow in the Dark Sharks’



Newport News, VA (May 10, 2019) – Virginia Living Museum’s May Naturally Speaking Series welcomes David Gruber, National Geographic Emerging Explorer. Gruber will present his talk “Glow in the Dark Sharks: Perspectives from Marine Creatures” Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:30pm.  The talk is free and open to the public and attendees are asked to RSVP at:


David Gruber has been recognized as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and is professor of Biology at City University of New York, and a Invertebrate Zoology research associate with the American Museum of Natural History.

There are a surprising new range of sea creatures that transform the blue ocean light into amazing greens and reds. Hear from David Gruber, a marine biologist on his journey in search of biofluorescent sharks, seahorses, sea turtles and more. Learn about his covert world of biofluorescence and how these light-up creatures could illuminate a new understanding of our own brains.

Join the Virginia Living Museum for light hors-d’oeuvre with a cash beer/wine bar starting at 6 pm followed by our speaker at 6:30 pm with Q and A to follow. Ages 21 and up, educational talk for adults only.  RSVP to:    The Naturally Speaking Series sponsored by Virginia Health Services.



SHARK ZONE, the Museum’s summer exhibit will also be open for guests that evening. The Virginia Living Museum is open daily from 9 am- 5pm. Museum admission is $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 3-12. All daytime planetarium showing are free for Museum members and $4 plus Museum admission for non-members.


The Museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, I-64, exit 258A. For more information visit or call 757-595-1900. You can also find the VLM on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



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