Talk at Merryspring Jan. 23

Bivalves: headless mollusks that conquered the planet

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CAMDEN — Local Marine Biologist Skylar Bayer leads a presentation called, "Bivalves: Headless Mollusks that Conquered the Planet" at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, January 23 at 12 p.m.

The creatures known as bivalves, including familiar seafood like scallops, mussels, oysters, and clams, have been able to colonize the globe by adapting to a range of environments from deep-sea hydrothermal vents to freshwater rivers. Bayer speaks about these creatures as not only delicious but surprisingly diverse in their range of lifestyles and adaptations. She'll speak about her own research and how there are many mysteries still contained within these animals' shells.

Skylar Bayer holds a Ph.D. in Marine Biology from the University of Maine and is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Downeast Institute. She researches the ecology and reproductive biology of the sea scallop at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Since 2015 she has hosted "Strictlyfishwrap", a science radio show at WRFR FM in Rockland.

This program is part of the Winter Talk series at Merryspring, sponsored by Allen Insurance & Financial. Admission to Tuesday Talks is $5, with free admission for Merryspring members.

Merryspring is your community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round. The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information on this program or any others, please contact or call 207-236-2239.

Event Date: 
Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Merryspring Nature Center, Camden/Rockport, Maine
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(207) 236-2239
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