2014 Underwater in Salem Sound Free Lecture Series!'Winter Waterfowl at the Salem Sound Diner"
It may be cold outside for people, but not for the birds that migrate here to spend spend the winter in our balmy (for them!) coastal waters filled with delicious food.
Take the Loon...Most people associate Loons with northern lakes, but right now these same Loons can be seen in Salem Sound along with many other fascinating waterfowl visible here only during the winter.
In this, the first presentation of the 2014 “Underwater in Salem Sound” Lecture series, Dr. Robert Buchsbaum, Conservation Scientist with Mass Audubon, will introduce us to the Loons, Eiders, Surf Scoters, Buffleheads, Red-breasted Mergansers and other seasonal guests that fly south to our region from the cold Arctic to feast on the abundant fishes, snails, mussels and underwater plants in Salem Sound. These birds can often be seen from the shoreline.
This lecture series is sponsored jointly by Salem Sound Coastwatchand Marblehead’s Abbot Public Library. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Other topics in the 2014 series include:• "History Revealed by the Sea Floor" - by Dr. Brad Hubeny, Profefssor of Geological Sciences at Salem State University on February 26.• "Changing Climate, Changing Fishes" - by Dr. Mike Armstrong, Assistant Director MA Marine Fisheries on March 26. • "Shellfish, Shellfish Everywhere and Not a Clam to Eat!" - By Barbara Warren, Executive Director of Salem Sound Coastwatch on April 30.
The presentations are being held the last Wednesday of each month, January through April. For more information visit www.salemsound.org or
call Salem Sound Coastwatch at 978-741-7900.