Salem Sound Coastwatch will continue its “Underwater in Salem Sound” lecture series at Abbott Public library in Marblehead with an illustrated talk from a marine ecology specialist.
The event, entitled “Salt Marshes under Siege,” will take place on Wednesday March 27 at 7 p.m. with Dr. Robert Buchsbaum discussing the issue of disappearing salt marshes of Salem Sound.
Buchsbaum has a PhD in Marine Ecology from Boston University and has worked at Mass Audubon for over 25 years. His work focuses on coastal habitats – including salt marsh vegetation, seagrass ecology, coastal pollution, waterfowl, fish and mosquitoes. He is co-principal investigator of Plum Island Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research.
“Salt Marshes under Siege” is the third talk in the lecture series co-sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the Abbot Public Library. One more regular lecture will be held in 2013 on April 24, plus a concluding bonus lecture on Wednesday June 19.
Another four lectures will be presented in 2014. All sessions are free and open to the public.