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MMA to Host Ocean Studies Lecture Series

CASTINE, Maine - Maine Maritime Academy's Corning School of Ocean Studies will sponsor a Spring 2012 Seminar Series. Lectures will be held at 3 p.m. in the Alumni Lecture Room, located in Leavitt Hall on the college’s main campus. Lectures are free and open to the public.

“A multiyear assessment of biological perturbation of CO2 in the Northeast Channel of the Gulf of Maine,” a lecture by Amanda Hyde, University of New Hampshire, will be held on Mon., Feb. 6.

“Connectivity of kelp on Australia's temperate reefs,” a lecture by Dr. Melinda Coleman, NSW Marine Parks Authority, will be held on Mon., Feb. 13.

“Science under sail; Sea Education Association's semester with Stanford University. Ocean science, nautical science, and coral reef research in the tropics of the central Pacific,” a lecture by Capt. Rick Miller, Maine Maritime Academy, will be held on Mon., March 19.

Lectures by MMA student researchers will be held on Mon., April 2. Lauren Grotton will speak on, “Characterizing the genetic structure of the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, population in the Bagaduce River, Maine using three DNA microsatellite markers.” Amy Smith will speak on, “Evaluation of bleaching in the coralline alga, Corallina officinalis, under increased temperatures."

Lectures by MMA student researchers will be held on Mon., April 16. Jaelee Vanidestine will speak on, “The effects of acidification and warming on the shell strength of the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis” Melanie Rodrigue will speak on, “The effect of synthetic estrogen, 17-ethinylestradiol, on the gonadosomatic index of male and female mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus).”




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