The Last of the SBC Museum’s 2019 Dome: Talks Danna Staaf, Author of Squid Empire on June 20

By on June 18, 2019
San Bernardino County Museum

Squid, octopuses and their relatives – that’s the subject of the last of the 2019 Dome Talks at the San Bernardino County (SBC) Museum on Thursday, June 20. Danna Staaf, author of Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of Cephalopods, published in 2017, will dig deep into the undersea world and provide an adventure like no other for anyone who enjoys the deep water along with those obsessed with all things prehistoric.

Staaf will share her knowledge and insights into the sometimes enormous, often bizarre creatures tht ruled the seas long before the first dinosaurs. Having earned a Ph.D. in invertebrate biology from Stanford University, Staaf has been a contributor to KQED San Francisco and wrote “Squid a Day” for the blog Science 2.0

Her book, Squid Empire, has been hailed by New Scientist magazine and The Inquisitive Biologist who said respectively, “Intriguing… This in-depth coverage of an often neglected but ecologically vital group will change your view of squid, octopuses and their relatives, and make eating calamar fell like cannibalism,” and “This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you write a good popular academic book.”

Staaf’s Dome Talk will begin after the doors open at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments sponsored by the San Bernardino County Museum Association will be available prior to the talk beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets for this last Dome Talk can be purchased at: for $25.00 per person plus a $3.16 fee; SBC Museum Member’s tickets will be $18.00 plus a $2.73 fee. Tickets can be purchased at the door on a first come, first served basis, as available, at the prices noted above minus the fee.

The SBC Museum is located at: 2024 Orange Tree Lane. Parking is free at the museum and handicapped services are available.