“Aliens! Invasion of the Long Island Sound Estuary” at Seaside Center

Dr. George Kraemer

Dr. George Kraemer

On Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m., Dr. George Kraemer, professor of Environmental Studies at SUNY Purchase, will discuss “Aliens!  Invasion of the Long Island Sound Estuary” as part of the Fred Elser First Sunday Science Series at the Seaside Center in Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich. The program also includes a live-animal marine touch tank and low-tide scavenger hunt for all ages from 1:30-4.

Dr, Kraemer’s talk will summarize local research concerning the introduction of non-native species with a focus on the Asian shore crab and the red seaweed called Grateloupia. “Globalization of world trade has brought an influx of unwanted hitchhikers,” Kraemer explains. “Non-native plants and animals have the potential to cause both ecological and economic harm.”

Trained as a marine ecologist, Dr. Kraemer’s research focuses on non-native species impacts and aquaculture. His work has taken him from California, Mexico, and Florida to Dubai, Japan, and Italy.

For more information, contact Cynthia Ehlinger at [email protected].

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