The health of Midcoast estuaries focus of talk in Rockland
ROCKLAND - Jon Eaton of Georges River Tidewater Association will give a presentation entitled "Beneath the surface: The health of Maine's Midcoast estuaries in the age of ocean acidification" on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockland Public Library.
Eaton will speak on the early results of a long term citizen monitoring survey designed to monitor the health of the St. George, Medomak and Weskeag River estuaries. The effort was launched last year in response to scientific data that indicates ocean acidification may be accelerated in coastal waters due to nutrient runoff and decomposition of organic matter, and there is also evidence that shell producing marine animals-including clams, mussels and perhaps lobsters – are vulnerable to even slight drops in pH. This slideshow will explore the beauty of the Midcoast region while describing what has been found in the monitoring program's first year.
This event is co-sponsored by the Rockland Public Library, Georges River Land Trust and Georges River Tidewater Association. It is one in a continuing Thursday evening series of literary, film and musical offerings sponsored by the Rockland Public Library and The Friends of the Rockland Public Library.
Admission is free, and special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice.
For more information, contact the library at 594-0310.