August After Hours Lecture - Seagrasses and Bay Scallops

August 30, 2018
7pm - 8pm
Location
VIMS - Watermen's Hall, McHugh Auditorium
1375 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062Map this location
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
  • Registration/RSVP
Seagrass and Bay Scallop

Underwater grasses are an important part of Virginia’s coastal bay ecosystem as they improve water quality, store carbon, and provide critical habitat for juvenile blue crabs, striped bass, bay scallops, and other aquatic species. In the 1930s, seagrasses, and the bay scallops that depended on them, completely disappeared from Virginia’s coastal bays. Join us as Dr. Robert Orth shares how seagrass restoration efforts led by VIMS scientists are paving the way for restoration of bay scallops on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.  

This is the August installment of the 2018 After Hours Lecture Series. Reservations to this free public lecture series are required due to limited space. Call 804-684-7061 for further information. 

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Contact

VIMS Outreach, programs@vims.edu, 804-684-7061