How will Salt Marsh Die-Off and Sea Level Rise Get Along?

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Thursday, March 02, 2017
7:00pm
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Westport Public Library
Westport Public Library
408 Old County Rd.
Westport, MA 02790

Join the Westport River Watershed Alliance for an informative presentation. Professor Mark Bertness, from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University will share his research on salt marsh degradation. He will also discuss how the impending sea level rise will complicate the marshes’s future. Professor Bertness’ studies have focused on salt marshes, particularly from Cape Cod to Long Island Sound. His research has found a correlation between the depletion of predator species such as blue crabs and the excess numbers of purple marsh crabs, which feed on the roots of the grasses that hold the marsh together.

Cost: Free

For more information:
Phone: (508) 636-3016
Category: Westport River Watershed Alliance
Hosted By: Westport River Watershed Alliance
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salt marsh erosion on the Westport River
If salt marsh losses continue at the accelerated rate observed during the past 15 years, the Westport Rivers’ marsh islands could disappear within 15 to 58 years.

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