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“Sea Scallops on Acid,” Presented by Louise Cameron, Ph.D. Candidate for the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Northeastern University Marine Science Center
January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
All are invited to “Sea Scallops on Acid,” the first lecture of the 2020 “Underwater in Salem Sound” lecture series on Wednesday, January 29th at 7:00 pm at the Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. in Marblehead. Louise Cameron, PhD Candidate for the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences at the Northeastern University Marine Science Center, will be discussing how rising levels of acidity in the ocean affect sea scallops.
Louise Cameron is a PhD candidate at Northeastern University, where she is studying the impacts of ocean acidification and warming on Atlantic sea scallops and their fishery. Louise got her first taste of Marine Science as a high school student, when she took a job in a local aquarium. After working there for six months, she was allowed to do a try-dive in their shark tank and was ‘hooked’ by the underwater world! This led her to take scuba diving classes and pursue her undergraduate degree in Marine Biology. She is originally from Scotland and did her bachelor’s at the University of St Andrews before moving to Boston to pursue her PhD. Outside of her studies, she enjoys cooking (sometimes with scallops) and playing music, and is still a passionate scuba diver.
Underwater in Salem Sound is jointly sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the Abbot Public Library. For more information, please visit www.salemsound.org.
2020 is the 8th year of the annual “Underwater in Salem Sound” Lecture Series. There will be a total of four lectures in the 2020 series on the following Wednesdays: January 29th, February 26th, March 25th, and April 29th, at 7:00 pm. All the lectures are free and open to the public.