‘a fascinating life history that still mystifies scientists’

Merryspring talk: The American eel, its use in Maine aquaculture

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Kathleen Marciano, of American Unagi, will lead an online presentation about the natural history of the American eel and their use in Maine aquaculture on Tuesday, March 2, at 12 p.m., hosted by Merryspring Nature Center.

The American eel is a fish with a fascinating life history that still mystifies scientists, according to Merryspring, in a news release. Kathleen Marciano will speak about the life cycle of the American eel, their cultural significance around the world, and why they are such a valued species in Maine and abroad. She will also speak about American Unagi, a Midcoast Maine-based eel aquaculture company formed in 2014 and their work to cultivate and bring awareness to this enigmatic species.

Marciano works as Production Manager of American Unagi. She holds a master’s degree in Aquaculture from Auburn University in Alabama and a bachelors degree in Marine Science from the University of Maine. She has worked in aquaculture with many species all over North America and previously worked in Northern Michigan for the Department of Natural Resources and Michigan State University raising lake sturgeon.

This talk is part of Merryspring’s Online Winter Talk series, sponsored by Allen Insurance & Financial.

All Online Talks will be held as Zoom webinars. Access to a computer or smart device is required. All guests must request a meeting link by emailing info@merryspring.org to attend.

Links will be emailed on the morning of 3/2. Online Talks are open to everybody, free of charge.

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, please contact info@merryspring.org or call 207-236-2239.

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Tue, 03/02/2021 - 12:00pm

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