Into the Blue Book Club's next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11, at 8 pm EDT! Have any book suggestions? When you join the Into the Blue Book Club, you'll have the option to suggest some of your favorite ocean-themed books on our registration page

Into the Blue Book Club will be reading captivating books about the ocean and marine life. Books can range from fiction, ocean-themed adventures to educational, non-fiction conservation topics. The goal of each choice is to select a book that will not only inform members on a variety of topics regarding marine science and conservation but also bring together like-minded individuals who share a common admiration for our blue planet.

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The book of discussion for our next meeting on April 11, 8 pm EDT will be: 

Many Things Under a Rock

By: David Scheel

A behavioral ecologist's riveting account of his decades-long obsession with octopuses: his discoveries, adventures, and new scientific understanding of their behaviors. A full synopsis of the novel is available on GoodReads.






We are so excited David Scheel will be joining us for our book club meeting! Be sure to come prepared with questions for the author or email them to books@REEF.org beforehand!

Discussion Questions: 

  1. This book was both a journey of discovery for the author and the reader at the same time. What did you think about how this behavior ecologist shared his starting point with octopus with his reader? What did you enjoy about his writing style?
  2. Did you learn anything about humans and relationships by how we interact with octopuses?
  3. What was the most interesting thing you learned from the indigenous population of Alaska and their historical knowledge of octopus habitat and behavior?
  4. Do you feel more connected to octopus after reading this book? Has this book motivated you to take any new or different conservation actions?

If you have any questions, please email us at books@REEF.org or call 305-852-0030. You can also join in discussions about the book club and other fishy, ocean-themed, book-loving topics through our Facebook group

We look forward to seeing you at our next virtual meeting on April 11, 2024, at 8 pm EDT.