Lecture: A Marine Hitchhikers Guide to the Chesapeake Bay: Shipping's role in the introduction of nonnative species
From January 23, 2014 7:00 pm until January 23, 2014 8:30 pm Save to calendar
Jenny Carney, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Smithsonian Environmental Research Laboratory
and Kim Holzer, Postdoctoral Fellow Smithsonian Environmental Research Laboratory
- Introduction to nonnative species and their potential threats to the environment, economy, and human health.
- Discussion of currently recorded aquatic invaders in the Chesapeake Bay and the vectors that aid their introductions, e.g. shipping
- A review of shpping activity in the Chesapeake Bay since 2004.
- Results of studies performed in the Chesapeake Bay looking at two shipping vectors: ballast water and hull fouling.
- Review of the research approaches used in these studies: including vertical net tows, underwater ROV's, and Scuba diver surveys.
- Discussion into the variety of hitchhikers observed in ballast water and in communities attached to vessel hulls.
- Impacts of this research on management techniques, conservation of near shore environments, and informing USCG regulations