[PAST EVENT] Ghost forests, zombie shrimp, and space fish: strange but true tales of the salt marsh

October 11, 2017
7:30pm - 8:30pm
VIMS - Seaside Hall (Eastern Shore Laboratory)
40 Atlantic Avenue
Wachapreague, VA 23480Map this location
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  • Open to the public

New Date! Rescheduled for next week - Salt marshes are beautiful grasslands, like inter-tidal prairies. Beneath its plentiful grasses a salt marsh hides strange animals wonderfully adapted to life between the tides. Dr. Johnson, Assistant Professor, VIMS, will reveal the stories of these animals, answer a series of questions, and perhaps provide you with Halloween costume ideas. Why was NASA interested in a ?fish-out-of-water? story? Why do zombie crustaceans mindlessly wander the marsh? Why can?t a snail let go of its past? And as our estuaries change, how are animals adapting?

There is no charge for this presentation. Seating limited to 60 people.


Linda Ward 757-787-5816