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Nancy Voss is a Research Professor Emeritus of Marine Biology and Fisheries, and Curator at the RSMAS Marine Invertebrate Museum at the University of Miami. Her research interests are in cephalopod molluscs, their systematics, biology, evolution and biogeography. She has published in the Bulletin of Marine Science, Malacologia, and in Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. Professor Voss will be presenting with Michelle Oka Donner on Into the Mysterium (Regan Arts) a book that reveals the marine creatures deep in the heart of the endangered oceans that cover most of our planet. At the University of Miami, one museum is devoted to the study of Atlantic and Eastern Pacific marine invertebrates—over 93,000 specimens. They represent creatures that may never be seen again as the oceans grow ever more polluted and as global warming wreaks havoc on these ecosystems. Here, in lavishly beautiful photographs, nearly 100 of the rarest specimens are brought into the light. From rare seahorses to now extinct corals, these invertebrates leave one gasping at the beauty and mystery of our world.

Curator at the Marine Invertebrate Museum at UM, Nancy Voss, will be discussing Michelle Oka Doner’s book of photography, Into the Mysterium, which reveals the wondrous marine creatures deep in the heart of the endangered oceans that cover most of our planet.