Our Other Blue Planet: Earth’s Diverse Fresh Waters

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

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, yet they are home to an amazing array of plants and animals. Discover catfish that eat pigeons, plants that eat animals, animals that photosynthesize, mussels that seduce fish, the world's largest water lilies, lakes with the pH of battery acid, and creative solutions to reproductive hurdles.


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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