Schoodic Institute invites the public to join us Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Jennifer Seavey, Kingsbury Director of the Shoals Marine Laboratory will discuss the management and research at the Gulf of Maine’s largest tern colony and it’s implications for healthy fisheries. In 1997, a group of agencies, conservationists and ornithologists worked cooperatively to begin restoration of an historic tern colony to the Isles of Shoals. Three tern species historically inhabited islands in the Shoals; however, changes in human populations and increases in gull populations ultimately led to the decline of terns up and down the Atlantic coast. The goals of the SML Tern Restoration Project are to protect, manage and enhance the breeding population of Common (state endangered), Roseate (state and federally endangered), and Arctic Terns (state threatened) on White and Seavey Islands in New Hampshire. There are even implications from the this seabird project for supporting the lobster industry. Come hear how we are contributing to the recovery effort through a variety of research projects. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Please follow signs on the Institute campus to Moore Auditorium.
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