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The Changing Fates of Maine Seabirds with John Anderson- September 8
September 8th: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ecologist John Anderson will lead a presentation called “Drowning with Others: The Changing Fates of Seabirds in Maine” at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, September 8 at 12:00 pm.
With its formerly rich fisheries, complex coastline, and thousands of islands, Maine has been a paradise for seabirds. Arctic terns travel thousands of miles to nest and rear their young, while the wanderings of our gulls link the Maritimes with the Gulf of Mexico. Anderson’s talk will focus on current and historical patterns in seabird populations among the Maine islands, with an eye to learning what past events might teach us about the future of the Gulf of Maine.
John Anderson is the W. H. Drury jr. Professor of Ecology/Natural History at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine and a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. For over 30 years, John and his students have been studying seabirds on Maine islands, with a particular focus on Great Duck Island, located south of Mt Desert Island.
This event is part of the Summer Talk series, sponsored by First National Bank. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic guests must take safety seriously during this program, and are advised to wear face masks. Seating for this event will be outdoors in chairs set up a safe distance apart. This event is subject to change due to state and local regulations.
Sponsored by First National Bank