Popular Science Talk Series MOLLUSKS by Mr. Vincent WONG
Popular Science Talk Series
MOLLUSKS by Mr. Vincent WONG
Mollusks are familiar, mysterious as well as beautiful. They are the second largest animal phylum in the world, only ranking behind arthropods. But in terms of morphological diversity or disparity, mollusks far outstrip arthropods. Of their seven classes, gastropods (snails and slugs), bivalves (clams and oysters) and cephalopods (octopus, squids and cuttlefish) are of global economic importance as a source of food. Mollusks' body design, shell-making mechanism, feeding methods, locomotion, self-defense, sex and reproduction are extremely interesting and mind-boggling. Last but not least, many of their shells' colorful and delicate appearances managed to capture a large number of collectors for years and are demanding high prices.
About the Speaker
Mr. Vincent WONG
‧ Graduated from HKU in physical Geography 1971
‧ MD Jardine Transport Services Group 1971-2000
‧ MD Kerry Logistics Group 2000-2009
‧ Fellow Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics
‧ Fellow Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers
‧ Lecturing Logistics as Adjunct Associate Professor at CUHK and Professor of Practice at PolyU.
‧ Visited over 100 countries including Antarctica, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Madagascar, Namibia, Botswana, Ethiopia, Iceland, Mexico, Galapagos, Mauritius, Easter Island, Chile, Ecuador, Canary Island, Azores Island plus many places in China such as Inner Mongolia and Qinghai. Acted as organiser and tour leader in many trips.
‧ Give talks regularly to members of the HK Geological Society and HK Mineralogy Society.
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