Time: Mon, Sep 21, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Your home
Join us for a presentation by Dr. Peter Countway, Senior Research Scientist at Bigelow Laboratory, on water quality issues that affect our three watersheds: the Medomak and Sheepscot rivers, and Damariscotta Lake. Using the recent cyanobacteria issue in Damariscotta Lake, Pete will look at current and past issues in our area and discuss environmental impacts on water quality. A Q&A will follow, with the participation of Linda Bacon from DEP.
Dr.Countway will discuss his current research into harmful blooms of cyanobacteria in Maine lakes and harmful algal blooms (HABs) along the coast of Maine. Countway uses a variety of genetic techniques – including smartphone-based DNA technology, to investigate the potential cyanobacterial culprits with the goal of developing a better understanding of their ecology and the factors that lead to bloom scenarios. Countway’s work is part of the 5-year ‘Maine-eDNA’ project funded by the National Science Foundation’s EPSCoR Office and involves multiple institutions and partnerships across the state.
Register here to attend! If you can’t make the live presentation, register to receive the recording afterward.