Plan to attend Lake Erie island lectures


PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio — The Stone Laboratory will host guest lectures through the summer at Gibraltar Island.

All lectures begin at 7:45 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m.

Each lecture is preceded by a short lecture on current research at 7 p.m.

Members of the public are welcome and can take the Put-in-Bay Water Taxi from the Boardwalk Restaurant Dock at 7:15 p.m. before each lecture.

A short tour of Gibraltar Island will be provided before the lectures.

Lecture dates:

June 12: Global warming: science or religion, Chris Korleski, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

— June 19: A brief history of Stone Laboratory and update on the current status of Lake Erie, Jeff Reutter, Ohio State University

— June 26: Geology of the Great Lakes: three billion years of spectacular scenery in the making, Charles E. Herdendorf, OSU

— July 3: Hypoxia alters species distributions and interactions: implications for food webs and fisheries, Stu Ludsin, OSU

— July 10: Fisheries Management and Research in Ohio, Ray Petering, Ohio Division of Wildlife

— July 24: Threats, impacts, adaptation, and opportunities for the Great Lakes related to climate change, Brent Sohngen, OSU

— July 31: The university system of Ohio, Eric Fingerhut, Ohio Board of Regents

— Aug. 7: Ships are cool!, James H. I. Weakley, Lake Carriers’ Association

— Sept. 6: Stone Laboratory open house, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Contact the Stone Laboratory office for information at 614-285-1800.

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