Oil Spill Effect on Salt Marshes

In this 10-min video, Dr Irv Mendelssohn, Louisiana State University School of the Coast and Environment, describes oil impacts on salt marshes.  He describes factors that determine whether the marsh will die and factors to consider when deciding what action, if any, should be taken to decontaminate marshes.  This is a must see for anyone who would like to know how to respond when asked what the oil spill will do to salt  marshes.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFc_PS9dd40

Ocean Explorium Ocean Voice Speaker Series

*August 11*

7-8 PM

*The Future of Salt Marshes as Sea Level Rises*

How do coastal marshes respond to changes in sea level? Sea level has risen over the past centuries, but the rate is increasing with very different responses in places such as Massachusetts, Louisiana, andWashington. Come listen to salt marsh expert John Teal, scientist emeritus at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, explain this phenomenon and its environmental impact on these important ecological areas and human activities.

Ocean Explorium at New Bedford Seaport

174 Union Street

New Bedford MA 02719

ph: 508-994-5400

Admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors and children