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WaterWatch Lecture – Eelgrass as an Ecological Indicator

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Mark your calendars for the 2018 WaterWatch Lecture Series. Join us every Wednesday night for a free public lecture series featuring world renowned authors, scientists and historians focused on the nature and human history of New England waters. This year’s highlights include; Reeling in Striped Bass: Conserving this Historic and Economically Vital Fish, Portland Gale – 120th Anniversary of a Super Storm, and Taking Action on Plastic Bag Use.

January 31:  Eelgrass as an Ecological Indicator
Kathryn Ford, MA Division of Marine Fisheries; Fisheries Habitat Program Leader

Eelgrass is the rainforest of the coast. A perennial flowering plant, it adds structural complexity and promotes sediment stability in our waters. A 2017 study to assess eelgrass loss in Duxbury, Kingston and Plymouth Bays included aerial mapping of growth, field work and a look at the trends leading up to the loss. Learn more about the decline and recommendations to encourage future growth.

In partnership with North and South River Watershed Association, MassAudubon – South Shore Sanctuaries and South Shore Natural Science Center.

Sponsored by:  Clean Harbors, Rockland Federal Credit Union, Mass Cultural Council, and Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke and Scituate Cultural Councils

Details

Date:
January 31
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Organizer

South Shore Natural Science Center
Phone:
781-659-2559
Email:
ssnsc@ssymca.org
Website:
southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org

Venue

South Shore Natural Science Center
48 Jacob Lane
Norwell, MA 02061 United States
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Phone:
781-659-2559