[PAST EVENT] VIMS Wachapreague Public Seminar: The impacts of changing ocean chemistry on marine life

May 3, 2017
7:30pm - 8:30pm
VIMS - Seaside Hall (Eastern Shore Laboratory)
40 Atlantic Avenue
Wachapreague, VA 23480Map this location

The chemistry of the ocean is changing due to human activity. Journey around the world to learn about some of the effects this changing chemistry has on marine life. First stop is Antarctica with sea urchins that live under the sea ice. Next step is the tropical Pacific with baby corals and their limited energy stores. The journey continues on the US West Coast with mussels that form dense beds along the rocky shore. Dr. Emily Rivest is an assistant professor at VIMS, specializing in ecological physiology of marine invertebrates - the study of how animals like oysters, mussels, and tropical corals respond to changes in their environmental conditions.

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


Linda Ward 757-787-5816