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Maine Creatures Great & Small: Phytoplankton & Red Tide Lecture

  • Bath Freight Shed 27 Commercial Street Bath, ME 04530 (map)

Summer 2019 Lecture Series

Maine Creatures Great & Small: Four Organisms Important to Our State’s Aquatic Habitats

Phytoplankton & Red Tide

When: Tuesday, August 20 at 6:30pm

Where: Freight Shed, Bath

This program will focus on the tiny and impressive creatures that can be found in the billions floating in our coastal waters. Dr. Jelena Godrijan, a scientist at Bigelow Laboratory, will introduce the wonders of phytoplankton, sharing information on their types, impacts, and distribution in the Gulf of Maine and across the globe. Bryant Lewis, from the Maine Department of Marine Resources, will introduce the plankton species that produce toxins, causing red tide events that can make shellfish unsafe to eat. He will share information about when and where these species appear in the Gulf of Maine and how the state tracks these species to protect public health.

Let us know you’ll be joining the talk! Sign up using the Google Form below or calling 207-442-8400.

Phytoplankton genus, Alexandrium.  Photo credit: Maine DMR & UMaine

Phytoplankton genus, Alexandrium. Photo credit: Maine DMR & UMaine


A collaboration between Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and Midcoast Conservancy

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