Marine biologist Diane Cowan leads a presentation called “The American Lobster in Nature” at Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, Aug. 8, at noon.

Cowan will speak about how lobsters live in their natural habitat, their role in marine ecosystems, including natural sources of food, lifestyle, courtship and mating behavior, life histories, and their duties as underwater architects. The content of her presentation comes from her many years researching lobsters around New England.

Cowan has worked as a research scientist and educator in the private, government, and non-profit sectors. She earned her PhD from Boston University’s Marine Program at Wood’s Hole. In 1996 she founded The Lobster Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated supporting lobster fishery through science and communication.

This lecture is part of the Summer Talk series at Merryspring, sponsored by The First National Bank. Admission to Tuesday talks is $5, with free admission for members of Merryspring.

For more information, contact or call 236-2239.