Microplastics in the Gulf of Maine
Madelyn Woods, a marine biologist at the Shaw Institute in Blue Hill, will give an illustrated talk, “Microplastics In The Gulf of Maine”, at 7 pm, September 10, at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. Woods is the Marine Research Coordinator for Shaw Institute (formerly Marine & Environmental Research Institute) and oversees the development and implementation of many coastal monitoring and experimental marine studies. A major focus of the Shaw Institute’s research is the study of microplastics in the ocean that choke marine life, pollute the water, and ultimately threaten the future of our oceans. Wood’s talk will be followed by a question and answer period and then a general discussion about things we can do to reduce plastic pollution. Towns and cities around the world are limiting the use of single-use carry out plastic bags – shall Ellsworth join this effort to save our oceans?
This event is hosted by the Ellsworth Green Action Team of the Ellsworth Green Plan. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 667-5863.