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Plankton & the Future of the Gulf of Maine Ecosystem

Science Cafe
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

GMRI will host its first Science Cafe of 2016 with GMRI Research Scientist & Professor of Oceanography, Jeffrey Runge, Ph.D. and Research Associate, Cameron Thompson.

We will learn about the status of plankton in the Gulf of Maine and hear how changing ocean conditions, including warming temperatures and ocean acidification, may influence the planktonic foundation for the region’s fish, marine mammal, and seabird communities. There will be a particular focus on subarctic zooplankton which is energy-rich and abundant in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem.

Our Science Cafes are a jargon-free zone. While the presenters may have a Ph.D., you won't need one to understand and contribute to the conversation.

Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Free parking available in the adjacent lot. This is a free event. 

*Please note: Due to space limitations and a high number of early registrants, we have reached our capacity for this event. If you’d like to be placed on our waitlist in event of a cancellation, please contact Rachel Katyl at or 207-228-1699. We hope you can join us another time!