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Merryspring lecture: Ocean’s acidification impact on Maine's lobsters

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CAMDEN — Marine biologist Heather Hamlin speaks about the impact of ocean acidification on Maine's lobster population, Tuesday, May 21, at 12 p.m., at Merryspring Nature Center.

As the earth's climate changes, more carbon dioxide is present in the oceans, according to Merryspring, in a news release.

In this presentation, Heather Hamlin speaks about her research on how lower water pH affects lobsters' life cycle, what it could mean for Maine's lobster industry, and predicting long-term trends on acidification in the Gulf of Maine.

Hamlin is an associate professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine. She studies how changes in the environment impact the health of economically important aquatic species.

This lecture is part of the Spring Talk series at Merryspring. Admission to Tuesday talks is $5, with free admission for members of Merryspring.

Merryspring is a 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, contact or call 207-236-2239.

Event Date: 

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:00pm

Event Location: 

Merryspring Nature Center


30 Conway Road
Camden  Maine
United States