Life Will Never Be the Same: Aquatic Invasive Species in the Great Lakes
Jim Robinett, Senior Vice President, Conservation and Regulations, John G. Shedd Aquarium
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills, MI
The arrival of over 180 aquatic non-native species in the Great Lakes has been largely facilitated by the actions of humans. It has been suggested, for instance that as many as 80% of invasives have come into the Great Lakes through ocean-going vessels alone. Jim Robinett of the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL will discuss the breadth of invasive species diversity and the impact of some of those that have already become established. Robinett will also examine why the reality of invasive species is sobering, and the efforts to prevent further destruction by other species such as the Asian Carp.
No registration required. Seating is available in the auditorium on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for directions to the Institute.