Presented By Dr. Mario Tamburri, UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Commercial ships transport over 80% of the world’s goods and materials and are fundamental to global economies. Unfortunately, large ocean-going ships are also, by far, the largest vector for the introduction and establishment of aquatic invasive species in coastal waters around the world, including the Chesapeake Bay. Invasive species, transported and released through both ships’ ballast water and as biofouling organisms attached to ships’ submerged surfaces, can have significant impacts on various local economic, ecological, societal, and cultural resources. This presentation will discuss ships and invasive species, as well as CBL efforts to support wise regulations and effective innovations to solve the problem.

Cost: Free
Where: ZOOM Webinar – you will receive a participant link after registering
Pre-Registration Required:
Who: Members of the general public. No scientific background needed; everyone is welcome!

This webinar is presented as a part of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory’s Science for Communities Seminar Series.  These public programs invite the community to discover how our scientists are developing new approaches to solving the environmental challenges facing Southern Maryland, our nation, and the world.  This spring, webinars will focus on “The Urban Ocean.” View the complete Science for Communities Webinar schedule.