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Cary Institute in Millbrook Presents "Our Other Blue Planet; Earth's Diverse Fresh Waters"

Cary Institute freshwater ecologist Dr. David Strayer will present a lecture on our planet's inland waters and the rich diversity of life that they support.

We think of Earth as "the blue planet" because oceans cover 71% of its surface. But there are other waters on our planet - the innumerable lakes, ponds, puddles, marshes, rivers, streams, and ground waters that together make up inland waters.

Inland waters cover a mere 1% of Earth's surface. They are highly varied in size, shape, permanence, and water chemistry. A great range of environmental conditions and partial isolation has resulted biological diversity out of proportion with their size. For instance, 1/3 of all the world's known fish species live in inland waters.

The event will take place in the Cary Institute auditorium located at 2801 Sharon Tpk., Millbrook. Seating is first come first served.

Date:Friday, Mar 10th, 2017
Time:7:00 pm -
Contact URL:https://www.facebook.com/events/182044672271305/
Location: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
2801 Sharon Turnpike
Millbrook, NY 12545

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