Presented by Dr. Dave Secor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science – Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Sturgeons coexisted with dinosaurs, and survived asteroid blasts and glacial eras. The conundrum of sturgeon is that despite their evolutionary resilience, they are particularly sensitive to human impacts. In this seminar, Dr. Dave Secor will introduce how Atlantic sturgeon, once thought to be extinct in Maryland, were re-discovered as a small relict population in the Marshyhope Creek (Eastern Shore). He will also discuss the threats, such as a large salmon factory, that jeopardize the recovery of this endangered species.

This fall, the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory will offer seminars in a hybrid format: you can choose to attend in person, or join via Zoom.

Directions for in person attendance, or a Zoom participation link, will be sent to the email address you provide during registration.

Science for the Community

This lecture is presented as part of UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory’s Science for the Community seminar series.  These public programs invite members of the public to discover how our scientists are developing new approaches to solving the environmental challenges facing Maryland, our nation, and the world.  View the complete Science for the Community seminar schedule. All seminars are free of charge.