2014-10-03 / Community

SMCC to hold workshop series

Southern Maine Community College is holding a free seminar series that focuses on marine and genetic research.

The SMCC Science Department is hosting three seminars geared toward a general audience that should be of interest to members of the public, high school and college students, scientists, professors and others.

The seminars are free and open to the public and are being held in Jewett Auditorium, located in Jewett Hall at 77 Fort Road on the SMCC South Portland Campus. The seminars run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. They include:

Oct. 2: From spore to ice cream, the life and times of saccharina latissima (sugar kelp); by Paul Dobbins of Ocean Approved seaweed company.

Nov. 13: The environmental fate of petroleum hydrocarbons after oil spill: new analytical methods to look at old problems; by Christoph Aeppli, senior scientist, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

Dec. 4: Understanding fish population

structure: a key to sustainable fishery management; by Lisa Kerr, fisheries ecologist, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

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