Ecology: The Key Roles of Rockweed and the Intertidal Zone

Dr. Robin Hadlock Seeley Ph.D. will provide a multimedia presentation addressing the ongoing controversy over commercial rockweed (seaweed) harvesting, the importance of rockweed in the nearshore ecosystems and the sustainability of harvesting practices. Robin will also discuss the current conflict in the legislature as some members attempt to pass legislation to reverse the 2019 opinion of the Maine Supreme Court that rockweed belongs to the intertidal land owner (Ross v Acadian Seaplants).
Dr. Seeley, born and raised in Freeport, Maine, graduated from Bowdoin (A.B.) and Yale (Ph.D.) and recently retired from Cornell University's Department Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She has a faculty appointment at UNH, teaches at Maine's Shoals Marine Laboratory, and is Co-director of the Rockweed Coalition.
Event is co-sponsored by The Bagaduce Watershed Association and Reversing Falls Sanctuary. More information 207-326-8868
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 19:00
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Reversing Falls Sanctuary
818 Bagaduce Road
04617 North Brooksville , ME