Marine Science and Conservation Public Forum

“Raising the Level of Knowledge of the Underwater World”

Focus on marine science, education, and conservation

Marine Science and Conservation Public Forum

Doc Edgerton Room

Day-long session featuring presentations on

 Citizen Science Activities

Sunday March 8, 2020

Previous Forum on Sunday March 10, 2019

Morning Session

 “Hot Times in the Gulf of Maine” – Impacts of Warming 

9:30: Impacts of Climate Change on Seagrasses

Phil Colarusso, U.S. EPA

The Blue Carbon Initiative


10:00: Climate Change Effect on Kelps

Jarrett Byrnes, UMass Boston

Marine Forests (Citizen Science Site)

iNaturalist (Citizen Science Site)


10:30: Temperature Change Effects On Subtidal Rock Wall Communities In Massachusetts Bay

Ted Maney, Salem State


11:00: Harmful Algal Blooms and Climate Change

Amy Giannotti, Cambrian Foundation


11:30: The Future of Fishing in a Rapidly Warming Gulf of Maine

Marissa McMahan, Manomet


12:00: Climate Change, Rescue Effects And The Unseen Role Of Habitat Variability

Brian Helmuth, NEU


Afternoon Session


Sunscreens & Coral Reefs…A Toxic Mix

George Buckley


2:00: Boston Sea Rovers 2018 Summer Internship Report

Jake Stout – 2018 Boston Sea Rovers Summer Intern


3:00: Improving Performance in Diving

Emmett Krupczak and Giorgio Caramanna

Boston Sea Rovers