Pacific Nearshore Ecosystem Mysteries is the topic of the next free USGS public lecture on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7:00 pm given by research wildlife biologist James Bodkin. He’ll cover topics relating to these facts:
- Nearshore marine ecosystems face unprecedented challenges, regionally and globally, with threats from adjacent lands and oceans
- Sea otter populations are experiencing reduced rates of increase across much of their range
- Scientists are evaluating the status of north Pacific nearshore ecosystems from southern CA to southwest Alaska looking for clues about processes influencing the sea otter and the nearshore
- New technology is being used to study nearshore food webs, define the effects of adjacent watersheds, and demystify sea otter behaviors
The lecture will be take place in Building 3, Conference Room A on the USGS campus (Ravenswood Ave.) in Menlo Park.