Our Other Blue Planet: Earth’s Diverse Fresh Waters

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
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Cary's Dave Strayer will present a lecture on our planet's inland waters and the rich diversity of life that they support. We think of Earth as "the blue planet" because oceans cover 71% its surface. But there are other waters on our planet – the innumerable lakes, ponds, puddles, marshes, rivers, streams, and ground waters that together make up inland waters.

Inland waters cover a mere 1% of Earth's surface. They are highly varied in size, shape, permanence, and water chemistry. A great range of environmental conditions and partial isolation has resulted in biological diversity out of proportion with their size. For instance, 1/3 of all of the world's known fish species live in inland waters.


Cary Institute auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, NY

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies | Millbrook, New York 12545 | Tel (845) 677-5343

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