The History of Diving Museum’s “Immerse Yourself” lecture series will welcome Florida Atlantic University’s Chelsea Bennice for a discussion on octopus biology and behavior. The presentation is set for Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at the museum, located at MM 82.9, bayside, Islamorada. 

Bennice is a marine biologist and science communicator whose research interests include animal behavior and ecology — with an expertise in octopus biology. She is a research fellow at Florida Atlantic University’s Marine Lab and serves as a lead scientific diver and board member for the Scientific Diving and Boating Safety Committee. She is an advocate for bridging scientists and the community. For those unable to attend in-person, visit the website for a virtual Zoom link at This session will also be recorded and posted to the HDM YouTube channel. The History of Diving Museum would like to thank this month’s “Immerse Yourself” sponsor: the Misso Family.