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Friday, January 16, 2015
3rd Annual Knowlton-Jackson Lecture in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
Distinguished Speaker: Jim Toomey, Cartoonist, Sherman's Lagoon
"Drawing Inspiration from the Sea"
2:00 - 4:30 - Scripps Seaside Forum
For the past 20 years, Jim Toomy has been writing and drawing the daily comic strip, Sherman's Lagoon, which is syndicated to over 250 newspapers in North American and 30 foreign countries. Shermans' Lagoon combines two of his life-long passions: art and the sea.
In addition to drawing his comic strip, Jim is active in marine conservation. His comic characters and other illustrations appear in educational materials published by NOAA, the United Nations, and a variety of other non-profit organizations.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Duke University, a Masters of Arts from Stanford University, and recently returned to Duke to earn a Masters of Environmental Management.