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Joan M. Kelly Sea State Lecture Series

Join us for this free public lecture series!

Summer/Fall 2014Animals "From Away"
Sea State 9.1

Front center photo detail from Collections of Maine Historical Society; right photo by Eimskip.

Sponsored by:

Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust

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The Gulf of Maine is visited by a variety of
unusual species throughout the year. Every year an assortment of animals migrate through, and warming waters are bringing new and unexpected species. Join us to learn more about these interesting animals "from away" and the impacts they are having on our ecosystem.

Seating is limited, please call forreservations!

Contact Sarah Longley at
(207) 228-1699 or

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Lecture time:
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Doors open:
6:30 p.m.

All lectures are held in the Sam L. Cohen Center for Interactive Learning. Free parking is available in the adjacent GMRI lot.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute
350 Commercial Street
Portland, Maine 04101

Jul 10For Love and Money | Ecological and Economic Migrations of Elvers
Pat Keliher, Commissioner, Maine Department of Marine Resources
Aug 14Maine's Green Crab Explosion | Effects on Casco Bay Shellfish Populations
Brian Beal, Professor, University of Maine at Machias
Sept 11The Ghost of Climate Future | Marine Bioinvasions in the Gulf of Maine
Jim Carlton, Professor, Williams College; Director of the Williams-Mystic Program
Oct 9Why Are They Here? | Whales, Fish, and Other Seasonal Visitors
Andy Pershing, Chief Scientific Officer, GMRI
Nov 13
Shifts Happen! | How Climate Change Affects Fish and Fisheries
Janet Nye, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University