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Dispatches from the Intertidal Ribbon of Rockweed

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Researchers in the intertidal zone observe and survey the seaweed at low tide on the Schoodic Peninsula.

Join the Lamoine Conservation Commission at 7:00pm on Wednesday, June 5th at the Lamoine Consolidated School (view on Google Maps below) for Dispatches from the Intertidal Ribbon of Rockweed, featuring Schoodic Institute’s Marine Ecology Director Dr. Hannah Webber.

Hannah will discuss her research on rockweed (Ascophyllum nodosum, or “Asco”), which is the dominant species in most of the rocky intertidal zone of Maine and provides habitat for other species living in and visiting the intertidal zone. Hannah will also discuss Project ASCO, a participatory science initiative through which participants help answer the question, ”how much rockweed is there?” The data collected by Project ASCO participants is analyzed and shared by scientists to inform resource management. Along with rockweed, this project allows for learning more about other seaweeds, periwinkles, mussels, crabs, birds, and the occasional seal or whale. During her presentation, Hannah will also discuss her experience working with partners and other scientists to use remote sensing tools to measure rockweed using drone technology.

All are welcome to this event, and there is no fee to attend the presentation.


June 5
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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