More on ‘Dead Muds’

I’m still getting a lot of feedback on my Oct. 8 story on so-called “Dead Muds,” locations where clam populations have been completely dissolved by increased acidity in the environment.

For readers still interested in hearing more on the subject, there are a couple of events taking place next week in which key sources from my story are speaking about ocean acidification.

On Thursday, Oct. 20, Mark Green of St. Joseph’s College will be the featured speaker at an event held by the Maine Environment Research Institute (MERI), where he’ll talk about clams’ odds of survival in increasingly acidic waters and flats. That event gets underway with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by Green’s lecture at 7 p.m., and it takes place at MERI’s facility at 55 Main St. in Blue Hill.

That same night, Joseph Salisbury of the University of New Hampshire will be on a three-person panel discussing the threat ocean acidification poses for our seafood industry in Beals. That discussion, which will also include University of Maine at Machias Prof. Brian Beal and Brad Warren of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, is set to take place from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Downeast Institute’s Marine Education Center, at 39 Wildflower Lane.

Seth Koenig

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Seth has nearly a decade of professional journalism experience and writes about the greater Portland region.