‘Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime’ Take Center Stage

Scientist, Author Ellen Prager to share stories of zany sea creatures at Rosenstiel School

Ellen Prager

MIAMI — (April 19, 2011) — Marine scientist and author, Dr. Ellen Prager presents her latest insights into some of the ocean’s wackiest creatures on Friday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Auditorium (4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key, Fla). Straight from her book, Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime she will highlight the strange cast of characters that inhabit the deep blue and how they are connected to society in everything from our food supply, the economy, jobs, and biomedical research and biotechnology.

“I hope this book is as much fun to read as it was to write, and that people of all ages will chuckle and be amazed by the strange goings-on in the sea and their surprising connections to humankind,” says Prager. From the tiny voracious arrow worms whose predatory ways may lead to death by overeating, to the sea slug whose sexual encounters can truly turn into a dangerous liaison due to untimely cannibalism, Prager provides an entertaining ocean tell-all and a realistic look at why we all should care about the loss of species in the sea.

The presentation will be immediately be followed by a reception and book signing. Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime will be made available to purchase ($27.82 including tax). To learn more about Prager go to

About the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School
The University of Miami is the largest private research institution in the southeastern United States. The University’s mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. Founded in the 1940’s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. Offering dynamic interdisciplinary academics, the Rosenstiel School is dedicated to helping communities to better understand the planet, participating in the establishment of environmental policies, and aiding in the improvement of society and quality of life. For more information, please visit

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