“Whales and Seals in Warming Seas, Microplastics in Seafood, Bacteria At The Beach: Who’s At Risk?”

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Date(s) - 7/12/2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Marine & Environmental Research Institute

MERI welcomes everyone to come learn about the Institute’s exciting new projects. Please join us at our Open House   Founder/ Director Dr. Susan Shaw will present an overview of current research initiatives including our collaborative project with Sweden looking at ocean sustainability from the perspective of top predator marine mammals. This is a worldwide study of the converging stresses of pollution and climate change on marine mammals from the Baltic, US Atlantic, Greenland and Iceland.

Marine Research Coordinator Madelyn Woods will report on the Institute’s research with Bigelow Laboratory on microplastics in seafood and on beach bacteria monitoring. After last year’s high bacteria levels at popular beaches, this will be an opportunity to answer questions about our monitoring and data reporting to the community. 

All lectures are free and open to the public. They start at 6:00 pm with a 5:30pm reception for the speaker at the MERI Center For Environmental Studies, 55 Main Street. Blue Hill. Seating is limited so please arrive on time.

For more information, please visit the Institute online at www.meriresearch.org, e-mail info@meriresearch.org or call 207-374-2135. Media contact: Veronica Young


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