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Merryspring offers talk on American eel

Feb 15, 2021
Merryspring Nature Center presents an online presentation on the natural history of the American eel March 2.

Camden — Kathleen Marciano, production manager for American Unagi, an eel aquaculture company in Thomaston, will lead an online presentation about the natural history of the American eel and its use in Maine aquaculture,  Tuesday, March 2, at noon. The talk is part of Merryspring Nature Center’s Online Winter Talk series.

The American eel is a fish with a life history that still mystifies scientists. Kathleen Marciano will speak about the life cycle of the American eel, its cultural significance around the world, and why it is such a valued species in Maine and abroad. She will also speak about American Unagi, which was formed in 2014 and works to cultivate and bring awareness to this enigmatic species.

Marciano holds a master’s degree in aquaculture from Auburn University in Alabama, and a bachelors degree in marine science from the University of Maine. She has worked in aquaculture with many species throughout North America and previously worked in Northern Michigan for the Department of Natural Resources and Michigan State University raising lake sturgeon.

Online Talks are held as Zoom webinars. Access to a computer or smart device is required. All guests must request a meeting link by emailing to attend. Links will be emailed on the morning of March 2.. Online Talks are open to everybody, free of charge.

Merryspring is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information, contact or call 236-2239.


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