Maine’s Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will open up to the public on Aug. 1.

EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine — Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will open up to the public on Friday to allow science-minded residents a chance to tour the facility, meet experts and participate in hands-on activities.

The free event at the Maine laboratory will last from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Dr. Graham Shimmield, executive director of the laboratory, says the event is a chance for the laboratory’s scientists to share what they are learning about the ocean.

Hands-on activities will include plankton tows from the dock, microscope viewing, and experiments about ocean acidification and fish DNA.

The Republic, 27 July 2014. Article.


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