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Ballast Water Invasive Species: The Science of Environmental Regulations Presented by Dr. Mario Tamburri

Event Date: 
October 17, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us at the oldest state-supported marine lab on the East Coast to learn about innovative research being pioneered by CBL scientists. Our faculty and graduate students are developing new approaches to solving the environmental management problems facing Calvert County, our nation, and the world. Each talk will be presented by an UMCES scientist and will inform the public about a featured research effort. In this week’s seminar:

Invasive species introductions, through the release of ship’s ballast water, have enormous ecological and economic impacts on coastal waters around the world, including the Chesapeake Bay. While national and international ballast water discharge regulations have been established to minimize risks, rigorous implementation of these rules is needed if we are to meet their goals. Dr. Tamburri will discuss how CBL research is addressing the issue of ballast water invasive species and the successful implementation of complex environmental regulations.


Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
142 Williams Street, Solomons, MD 20688
United States