Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Seafood Workshop Features Research on Effects of Ocean Acidification

A free workshop for seafood producers about ocean acidification’s effect on marine life will be held on Monday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland. Dr. Mark Green, an oceanographer who teaches environmental science at Saint Joseph’s College, will talk about his research over the last eight years tracking acidification’s effects on shellfish in the Gulf of Maine. He will talk about what has already happened to the Gulf’s ecosystem, as well as what can be done to keep Maine’s seafood industry thriving.

Seafood harvesters and crews are welcome to bring their questions. The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is at 350 Commercial St. in Portland. The ocean acidification workshop is co-hosted by Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership. 893-7723.

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