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Global trade is enabling invasive species to cross borders at unprecedented speeds. But it’s also triggered the rise of new technologies to combat them. In this talk, marine biologist Greg Ruiz will highlight some of the latest efforts to track and clean up the ballast water in ship hulls—a key way invasive species cross borders—and prevent future invasions.

Part of the free Earth Optimism lecture series at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC). SERC’s evening lectures take place in the Schmidt Conference Center every third Tuesday of the month at 7pm, January through October. The event is free, though our volunteers are grateful for any donations to support the series. Free and open to all: No advance registration necessary!

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