Schulenburg Public Library

Sea Life Treasures

Come and learn about a wide variety of marine life.

Mr. Hammerschmidt's Sea Life Treasures program is designed to acquaint youth and adults with the diversity, behaviors, uniqueness and importance of marine organisms and their habitats.

Mr. Hammerschmidt will have on display a collection of a wide variety of marine specimens, both real and replicas, for the audience to see and handle.  These specimens include a large tiger shark jaw, fish skulls, seashells, sponges, starfish, sand dollars and more.

As he leads the audience on a tour of his collection, he will share fascinating details about the animals; how they live, how big they get, and some unique things that they do.  Did you know that a starfish eats its food outside its body?

Mr. Hammerschmidt encourages the audience to ask him questions during his presentation.

Paul Hammerschmidt is a marine biologist and is retired from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Coastal Fisheries Division after over 40 years of service.

He has a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of California San Diego, and a Master's of Science degree in Fisheries Science from Texas A& M University.