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Scientists to present work on two native inland bays species June 6

Public encouraged to attend
Jun 03, 2014
Science and Technical Advisory Committee for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays will meet Friday, June 6, at DNREC’s Lewes Field Facility. Eels are one of the topics.

The public is invited to attend the upcoming meeting of the Science and Technical Advisory Committee for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays Friday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at DNREC’s Lewes Field Facility located at 901 Pilottown Road in Lewes by the public boat ramp.

Two scientists from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will highlight work on two native species of the Inland Bays; the American eel and the Northern Diamondback terrapin. Jordy Zimmerman, fisheries biologist with the Division of Fish and Wildlife, will present data on Glass Eel abundance in Delaware’s Inland Bays: 2000-14. Bob Meadows, also with the Division of Fish and Wildlife, will report on a Northern Diamondback Terrapin Nesting Beach Restoration Project.

Also on the agenda, Pete McLaughlin of the Delaware Geological Survey will present an overview of aquifer resources and groundwater withdrawals in Kent and Sussex counties.

The Science and Technical Advisory Committee is a standing committee of the CIB Board of Directors. The public is welcome to attend these meetings. Presentations from past STAC meetings can be viewed on the CIB website www.inlandbays.org.

 

 

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