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Hanging On by a Scute: Maryland’s Sturgeon up a Creek
October 25, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Learn about innovative research conducted by UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory scientists!
Science for the Community seminars invite members of the public to discover how our scientists are developing new approaches to solving the environmental challenges facing Southern Maryland, our nation, and the world. All seminars are free of charge.
Presented by Dr. Dave Secor
Sturgeons coexisted with dinosaurs, and survived asteroid blasts and glacial eras. The conundrum of sturgeon is that despite their evolutionary resilience, they are particularly sensitive to human impacts. In this seminar, Dr. Dave Secor will introduce how Atlantic sturgeon, once thought to be extinct in Maryland, were re-discovered as a small relict population in the Marshyhope Creek (Eastern Shore). He will also discuss the threats, such as a large salmon factory, that jeopardize the recovery of this endangered species.
This fall, CBL will offer seminars in a hybrid format: you can choose to attend in person, or join via Zoom. https://www.usmf.org/s4c2022/
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