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GLIN==> Special Showing - "Invaders from the Sea"



NOAA - UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN GREAT LAKES SEMINAR SERIES

Date and Time:
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
2:00 p.m.


Speaker:
None - this will be a special presentation of the documentary film "Invaders from the Sea"

Abstract

"Invaders from the Sea" shows how organisms transported in ballast water by ships have caused biological and economic havoc around the world. The film captures the impact of this issue using examples of three harmful organisms, which have been transported to new areas in ships' ballast water: North American comb jelly, Golden mussel (Limnoperma fortunei), and Toxic Algae (Red Tides). It also highlights the progress made by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the maritime industry in addressing this issue and the measures which can be taken to prevent the spread of harmful organisms.

This documentary was produced by the IMO in co-operation with the BBC and the shipping industry and was filmed by the BBC Wildvision.  It won 1st place (gold) for the Best UN Feature Film at the 3rd UN Film Festival in April 2007. (49 minutes).

Where:
GLERL, Conference Room 105
(Note:  seating is limited to about 45 people)
2205 Commonwealth Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI
For directions, see
http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/facil/triptik.html

-- 
David F. Reid, Ph.D.
Director, NOAA National Center for Research on 
Aquatic Invasive Species (NCRAIS)
Senior Research Scientist, Nonindigenous Species Program
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
2205 Commonwealth Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI  48105-2945
Voice: 734-741-2019
FAX: 734-741-2055
GLERL home page:
    http://www.glerl.noaa.gov

-- 
David F. Reid, Ph.D.
Director, NOAA National Center for Research on 
Aquatic Invasive Species (NCRAIS)
Senior Research Scientist, Nonindigenous Species Program
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
2205 Commonwealth Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI  48105-2945
Voice: 734-741-2019
FAX: 734-741-2055
GLERL home page:
    http://www.glerl.noaa.gov
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