Prominent Marine Ecologist to Speak at MERI

BLUE HILL — On Tuesday June 21, Jeremy Jackson, one of the world’s pre-eminent marine ecologists, will give a talk titled “Brave New Ocean: The Future of the Ocean Past.”

The 7 p.m. talk at the Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI) is part of the MERI Ocean Environmental Lecture Series.

Director of the Center of Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, William E. and Mary B. Ritter professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a senior scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Jackson is the author of more than 100 scientific publications and five books. He has actively searched for innovative ways to reach a broad public audience to inspire action.

Jackson’s lecture will be preceded by a 6 p.m. reception for the speaker and for distinguished marine biologist Nancy Knowlton, who will be signing her new National Geographic book, “Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures From The Census of Marine Life.”

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