Cephalopods of Hawai`i

March 24, 2021

Heather Ylitalo-Ward, PhD, Aquatic Biologist, State of Hawai`i, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources

Join Heather Ylitalo-Ward, PhD, in her talk about cephalopods and why they are important in Hawai`i and beyond. Having studied octopus sexual selection in graduate school, Dr. Ylitalo-Ward now works for the State of Hawai`i Dept. of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources monitoring coral reef ecosystem health and populations. For this talk, she will discuss her experience working with these fascinating creatures and why she continues to be enamored with them to this day.