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April 2013 Volume 12, Issue 4 Bloomingdale/FishHawk www.ospreyobserver.com Section 2 of 3 See Inside For More News Recently the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), located at 4801 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa, unveiled it’s newest exhibit, Sea Monsters Revealed. The exhibition, which will remain at MOSI until September 2nd of this year, explores the wonders of the oceans and the sea creatures that inhabit its depths in a way that has never been seen before: by bringing the creatures to the surface and showcasing them for the public to see. The exhibit houses over 200 real animals, from a 15-ft. mako shark and six ft. wide manta ray to the rarely seen giant squid and even a 3,000 pound whale shark. The technique used to preserve the animals is called plastination and is the same technique used to create the Bodies exhibit that MOSI showcased some time before. “MOSI is thrilled to host the world premiere of Sea Monsters Revealed,” said MOSI President, Wit Ostrenko. “We believe that it will set a new standard for traveling exhibitions and has the potential to match the tremendous impact created by the world premiere of Bodies…The Exhibition.” In much the same way that Bodies explored the human body, Sea Monsters Revealed takes a look at the inner com- ponents of the monsters we’ve seen in books and heard about in old sailor’s lore. While at times a bit unnerving for those with less than cast iron stomachs, the collection was nothing short of impressive and absolutely ded- icated to the utmost of detail. “I'm not a big fan of anatomy,” said visitor, Clive Martin. “But I was very impressed with the detail and range.” Many of the displays were interactive, one even allowing you to control an under- water arm. Other displays allowed you to see inside a wide variety of sea creatures such as a giant sunfish, a shark and even a penguin. “We want to inspire people,” said Vice President of Development, Molly Demeulenaere. “We wanted to get kids to ask about science.” For more information about the exhib- it, please visit seamonstersrevealed.com. For more information on MOSI, please visit www.mosi.org or call 987-6000. Tickets for Sea Monsters Revealed are $18.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors and $12.95 for children ages two to 12. MOSI is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. By Alicia Squillante ‘Sea’ Creatures Of The Deep Like Never Before Come visit the new exhibit, Sea Monsters Revealed, now at MOSI. Brandon Melanson has been living in the Brandon community for over 20 years and he is proud to be serving the community he calls home. He’s the owner of Next Level Turf Management in Plant City. “I love what I do,” Melanson said. “I love meeting new people and becoming friends with the people I take care of because they count on me and that makes me feel good.” He is a firm believer that actions speak louder than words and that’s why he is dedicated to giving his clients excellent customer serv- ice. Since Melanson started his business in 2004, the company has maintained a strong emphasis on attention to detail. Quality execution has set a precedent in the turf industry. Next Level Turf Management, being a qualified land- scape design company is able to gener- ate the necessary design for the home- owner who wishes to tackle their own property at their own pace when time and finances permit. “I pro- vide quality service to all my homeowners and I make sure that each and every client feels as if they were my only ones,” Melanson said. It is its policy to deliver quality products and workmanship to its customers. The company’s ongo- ing contract work and maintenance contracts represent the expertise in what it does. It uses the most effective and latest techniques to ensure the high quality of workman- ship and success in all of its projects. His company has a proven track record in projects of all sizes and he employs qual- ified professionals in all areas of turf and landscaping maintenance as well as con- struction, horticulture, paving and irriga- tion. This past January, Melanson started offering lawn mowing through his compa- ny. “Not only do we grow it, we mow it,” Melanson said. “By handling the mowing, fertilization, as well as the irrigation, we are in complete control and by doing this, we are able to take the properties to the next level.” If you would like more infor- mation on the services and products Next Level Turf Management offers, you can visit them on the web at www.nextlevelturf.net or call Melanson at 651-0270. Next Level Turf Management is located at 301 S.R. 60 W. in Plant City. By Libby Hopkins Local Lawn Care Business Has Been A Part Of The Brandon Community For Over 10 Years Next Level Turf Management is a qualified landscape design company based in Brandon.

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Page 1: Sea Creatures Revealed

April 2013 Volume 12, Issue 4 Bloomingdale/FishHawk www.ospreyobserver.com

Section 2 of 3See Inside For More News

Recently theMuseum of Science andIndustry (MOSI), locatedat 4801 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa, unveiledit’s newest exhibit, Sea MonstersRevealed. The exhibition, which willremain at MOSI until September 2nd ofthis year, explores the wonders of theoceans and the sea creatures that inhabitits depths in a way that has never beenseen before: by bringing the creatures tothe surface and showcasing them for thepublic to see. The exhibit houses over 200real animals, from a 15-ft. mako shark andsix ft. wide manta ray to the rarely seengiant squid and even a 3,000 pound whaleshark.

The technique used to preserve theanimals is called plastination and is thesame technique used to create the Bodiesexhibit that MOSI showcased some timebefore. “MOSI is thrilled to host the worldpremiere of Sea Monsters Revealed,” saidMOSI President, Wit Ostrenko. “We

believe that it will set a new standard fortraveling exhibitions and has the potentialto match the tremendous impact createdby the world premiere of Bodies…TheExhibition.”

In much the same way that Bodiesexplored the human body, Sea MonstersRevealed takes a look at the inner com-ponents of the monsters we’ve seen inbooks and heard about in old sailor’s

lore. While at times a bitunnerving for those with lessthan cast iron stomachs, thecollection was nothing short ofimpressive and absolutely ded-icated to the utmost of detail.“I'm not a big fan of anatomy,”said visitor, Clive Martin. “But I

was very impressed with the detail andrange.”

Many of the displays were interactive,one even allowing you to control an under-water arm. Other displays allowed you tosee inside a wide variety of sea creaturessuch as a giant sunfish, a shark and evena penguin. “We want to inspire people,”said Vice President of Development, MollyDemeulenaere. “We wanted to get kids toask about science.”

For more information about the exhib-it, please visit seamonstersrevealed.com.For more information on MOSI, pleasevisit www.mosi.org or call 987-6000.Tickets for Sea Monsters Revealed are$18.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors and$12.95 for children ages two to 12. MOSIis open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. andSaturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

By Alicia Squillante

‘Sea’ Creatures Of TheDeep Like Never Before

Come visit the newexhibit, Sea Monsters

Revealed, now at MOSI.

Brandon Melanson has beenliving in the Brandon community for over20 years and he is proud to be servingthe community he calls home. He’s theowner of Next Level Turf Management inPlant City. “I love what I do,” Melansonsaid. “I love meeting new people andbecoming friends with the people I takecare of because they count on me andthat makes me feel good.” He is a firmbeliever that actions speak louder thanwords and that’s why he is dedicated togiving his clients excellent customer serv-ice.

Since Melanson started his businessin 2004, the company has maintained astrong emphasis on attention to detail.Quality execution has set a precedent inthe turf industry. Next Level TurfManagement, being a qualified land-scape design company is able to gener-ate the necessary design for the home-owner who wishes to tackle their own

property at their own pace whentime and finances permit. “I pro-vide quality service to all myhomeowners and I make surethat each and every client feelsas if they were my only ones,”Melanson said.

It is its policy to deliver qualityproducts and workmanship to itscustomers. The company’s ongo-

ing contract workand maintenancecontracts representthe expertise inwhat it does. It uses

the most effective and latest techniquesto ensure the high quality of workman-ship and success in all of its projects. Hiscompany has a proven track record inprojects of all sizes and he employs qual-ified professionals in all areas of turf andlandscaping maintenance as well as con-struction, horticulture, paving and irriga-tion. This past January, Melanson startedoffering lawn mowing through his compa-ny. “Not only do we grow it, we mow it,”Melanson said. “By handling the mowing,fertilization, as well as the irrigation, weare in complete control and by doing this,we are able to take the properties to thenext level.” If you would like more infor-mation on the services and products NextLevel Turf Management offers, you canvisit them on the web atwww.nextlevelturf.net or call Melanson at651-0270. Next Level Turf Managementis located at 301 S.R. 60 W. in Plant City.

By Libby Hopkins

Local Lawn Care Business Has Been A Part OfThe Brandon Community For Over 10 Years

Next Level Turf Management is aqualified landscape design

company based in Brandon.