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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Dec. 11: free seminar at Mystic Aquarium

Blue Beacon Series

The Future of Marine Protected Areas in a Changing Climate

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Mystic Aquarium
Tuesday, December 11
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Climate change is one of the most significant threats facing our ocean. Marine protected areas are one of the primary ways we protect marine biodiversity, but the special places and the species that call them home are increasingly influenced by climate change.
Join us for a panel discussion on the role of marine protected areas in better understanding how we can mitigate the threats of climate change, and how our changing climate is affecting the ocean. Panelists will provide a unique view into local efforts to strengthen marine protected areas.

Ms. Kris Sarri, President & CEO, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Dr. Peter Auster, Senior Research Scientist, Mystic Aquarium
Dr. Dave Wiley, Research Coordinator, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Dr. Tracey Dalton, Professor of Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island

Free Admission

Doors open at 6:15pm
Program begins promptly at 6:45pm

Light refreshments and a cash bar follow the presentation

Mystic Aquarium’s Conservation in Action series features guest speakers who share their experiences with and contributions to the conservation of our ocean planet.