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How do you like your carbon? I'll take mine blue.

Dr. Phil Colarusso, Marine Biologist
US Environmental Protection Agency

Climate change is the preeminent environmental issue of our generation.  Sea level rise, warming water temperatures and ocean acidification are just some of the consequences of elevated CO2 concentrations in our atmosphere.  Seagrasses, salt marshes and mangroves are aquatic habitats that absorb and store large quantities of carbon, providing important buffers to climate change.  Collectively, these habitats are commonly referred to as "blue carbon", due to their aquatic nature.  This talk will discuss current sampling quantifying carbon storage in eelgrass in New England, including a site in Nahant and what steps the average citizen can take to conserve this important habitat.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:00pm

Northeastern University Marine Science Center, Murphy Bunker 430 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA 01908

Event Type



COS, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Marine Science Center



Sponsoring Organization

Northeastern University Marine Science Center

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