Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Invasive Species to be Seminar Topic on Nov. 11

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Suttons Bay , MI – The Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) will present a seminar that focuses on invasive species at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11th, at the Inland Seas Education Center in Suttons Bay . The program, “The Effect of Aquatic Invasive Species in Grand Traverse Bay ” will be presented by Christine Crissman, ISEA’s Education Director and Chief Scientist.

Over the last few decades, the Grand Traverse Bay ecosystem has been severely affected by invasive species. Crissman will focus on the impacts the invasive zebra mussel and round goby have had on the food web and how these changes are impacting native species. She will also discuss the most recent species to invade the Great Lakes and their potential spread into Grand Traverse Bay .
The Inland Seas Education Association is a non-profit organization based in Suttons Bay , Michigan , dedicated to science education on the Great Lakes . Its shipboard and shore-side education programs are designed to inspire young people’s interest in science and to provide for the long-term stewardship of the Great Lakes .
For further information contact the Inland Seas Education Association at (231) 271-3077 or on the web at http://www.schoolship.org

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