The Marine Sciences Club at the University of Maine has designated this week (April 17-21) “Ocean Conservation Week”. The event is an effort to spread awareness of marine issues and show how people can act in support of the world’s oceans. Visit club members at their table in the Memorial Union, where they will be sharing information and advice on topics like pollution, aquaculture, and local seafood.
Wednesday, April 13, marine extension associate Keri Kaczor presents about work with the Maine Healthy Beaches Program at the U.S. EPA Recreational Waters Conference in New Orleans, LA. Her talk is titled, Digging in: understanding the causes, impacts, and how best to address excessive seaweed accumulation on Maine's coastal beaches."
Dana Morse talks about Damariscotta River oyster harvesting on Monday, March 28 at 3 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle.
On Tuesday, March 22, Sarah Redmond presents “Seeing Seaweed: How Aquaculture Is Changing the Way We Look at Both Seaweed and Aquaculture" at 6:00 p.m. as part of the Belfast Garden Club’s Evening Lecture Series at the Belfast Free Library.
Maine Sea Grant joins the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Maine Aquaculture Association, and Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center to host an Aquaculture Co-op Exploration Workshop on the afternoon of March 15th at the Darling Marine Center. On Thursday, the Aquaculture in Shared Waters course continues in Thomaston.
This post was written by Jordan Snyder, a graduate student in Damian Brady's lab at the Darling Marine Center. This project is funded by NOAA Sea Grant's National Strategic Initiative in Aquaculture.