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Evening Lecture Series
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Our 2014 evening lectures will occur on the third Tuesday of every month April through November. They are free and open to the public. Lectures run from 7-8 p.m. with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures will take place in the Schmidt Conference Center.

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Upcoming Evening Lectures:

August 19, 2014 7:00PM
A Tale of Two Parasites: From a Regional to a Global Perspective
Katrina Lohan
SERC
Marine parasites receive lots of attention for causing devastating diseases. But we still know very little about where they occur, how many there are and how they are spread. Highlighting two parasites in the Chesapeake Bay, Dr. Katrina Lohan outlines what we do and don't know about them, including how humans may be responsible for their continued expansion around the globe.
Contact Info: Kristen Minogue (minoguek@si.edu; 443-482-2325)

September 16, 2014 7:00PM
Coal Crazy and Panamax Ready: How shipping brought new invaders to Chesapeake Bay
Jenny Carney
The Chesapeake Bay is one of the largest bays in the United States. It is also home to two of the country’s busiest ports: Norfolk, Va., and Baltimore, Md., plus 179 recorded aquatic nonnative species. This talk will explore how shipping, in particular ballast water, played a role in moving these organisms to the Chesapeake, and how the widening of the Panama Canal could open more doors to invasion.
Contact Info: Kristen Minogue (minoguek@si.edu; 443-482-2325)